Originally Posted by Moses18
I read this: Between stimulus and response is our greatest power—the freedom to choose." This is what I focus on. When I feel like emotional eating (almost everyday), i try to choose to do something else. Anything else that can distract/fill my mind/time until the craving goes away. Sometimes its as easy as just walking out of the kitchen, most its doing something else that occupies my brain and body (reading doesn't work for me). I've cleaned out drawers, paired socks, washed floors, danced to my favorite music, exercised, and at night I just gone to bed early sometimes.
There is a psychological reason for emotional eating and it has made the cycle hard to break. But like exercise and my body its a work in progress.
Hello, I know my biggest problem is emotional eating. I know the right things to eat, but when I am emotional all that goes out the window. Thanks for the good suggestions. I am hoping to take more charge of my eating and my health. I joined Fitday back in 2010, lost 50 lbs and now a few years later have slipped back into bad habits, and re-gained 40 of those pounds back. I loved the way I looked at 130, at 170- not so much.
I like the idea of a mantra - "food is nutrition", sounds like a good one. I also am thinking of "I choose", because every time I eat something unhealthy I am the one making that choice. I need to be aware of the choices I am making.