I want to eat through anxiety also. I've found that just a bit of exercise helps a lot. Self talk can help. Trying to re-frame my thinking. Challenge my anxiety provoking thoughts. I tell my husband that he's my Xanax sometimes because 10 minutes just laying peacefully against him without talking and I'm calm or at least significantly calmer.
When I get that overwhelmed feeling, sometimes actually writing my to do list down rather than churning it in my head over and over helps. Then I can see it and start to prioritize it. Usually just the act of writing it helps me because a lot of my panic is over forgetting what needs to be done.
Just curious - do you have a mitral valve prolapse? I do and have read a lot about the connection between it and anxiety. I have days where I think sometimes the cause is just heart rhythm and there's not much I can do about it.
HW: 225, lost 75lbs in 2011 LW: 150
Losing again starting from 205lbs - 7/31/2016
No words of widsom. After a lifetime of reflection and dieting, I still don't have this thing figured out. I have decided, though, that sugar is the devil and I'm cutting it out as much as I can.