Any Ideas how to stop stress eating?
-DECIDE not to. Yup. I know that sounds - simple - but that's what it boils down to. Decide that you WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES eat *just because*.
-Plan out your meals/snacks IN ADVANCE. STICK TO IT LIKE GLUE. LIKE GLUE. If it's not in the plan - you don't eat it. Period.
-Work past the initial temporary discomfort of telling yourself no. That is the only way to form these new, good habits - you force yourself - even if you don't feel like it- eventually it will become natural, automatic - habitual.
-Stop giving yourself permission to veer off your plan.
-Require more from yourself. Raise your standards. Push yourself. Reach. Stretch. Grow. Prosper.
-Think of something this very minute of what you will do INSTEAD of eating when stress hits - read, knit, sew, walk, talk, computer, bathe, run in circles, do jumping jacks, clean out a closet, a drawer - whatever. Have a plan in place so that when it hits, you'll have an alternative to eating.
-Repeat over and over and over again - if hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the solution. If hunger isn't the problem food isn't the solution...