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Old 08-28-2012, 12:45 AM   #1
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I am looking for strategies to deal with emotional eating.....would love any insight or ways that you cope with it. The good news is that I recognize that I do it, but still have trouble getting a handle on it.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:26 AM   #2
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I too am an emotional eater. I think what has helped me is to try and realize what I am putting into my body and ask myself if it is harming me or not, for example being aware of overeating during a mini binge and then stopping it.

Perhaps you can try and ask yourself: Am I truly hungry or do I need something else instead (like talking to a friend, taking a few deep breaths, going for a walk, etc)

What are some coping skills you can use to help you out?

Here is a list of coping techniques I came across:


-listening to music

-breathing exercises



-talking out problems

-taking a walk

-planning ahead

-organizing a task

-take a drive



-read a book

-taking a nap

-changing the environment

-taking a vacation


-developing a positive attitude

-take a break

-creative visualization

-take a nice long bath

and a few of mine, -watch a funny movie and -color or doodle

I hope this helps!!!

Feel free to message me anytime!
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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Wow! Great list, Seabiscuit! May I just second the exercise suggestion? I love to belt out emotional songs very loudly as I walk down the street. And I am much less likely to mindlessly eat after exercise.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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Thanks ladies for the suggestions!
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