100 lb. Club - Emotional eating
08-28-2012, 12:45 AM
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.
08-28-2012, 03:26 AM
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
-talking out problems
-taking a walk
-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
-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!
08-28-2012, 11:05 AM
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.
08-31-2012, 06:11 PM
Thanks ladies for the suggestions!
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