Oh Fiona dont you just hate those times!! Ive gone through cycles like that throughout my journey so far and i hate to tell you, but there is no magic way to snap out of it! (if there is, please share!!
) Sometimes it feels like im out of control and i just cant stop myself from eating, i know i shouldnt because im not hungry, and i will tell myself not to eat all the way to the fridge, all the way back to the couch, all through opening whatever ive foraged and during eating it!!! But i dont seem to care enough at the time to stop! What is with that anyway?!
Ok so on a practical level, 1st is forgive and forget! Its happened, its over, now you move on, this journey isnt really a race and so what if it takes abit longer, as long as you get there in the end! Plus residue guilt weighs more then food i reckon! LOL
2nd the cycle willl end and you will have control again! Just have some faith!
3rd distract! If its boredom driving you to eat, especially in the evenings, try to do something else like reading, puzzles, some people find knitting works a treat! I do beading jewelery to distract me!
If your not sure if it is actual hunger or boredom, set a time, say i'll eat again in half hour, then go do something else, by then you'll know if your really hungry or not.
Fiona you have done so well in your weightloss so far, and it will get easier, you just got to ride the cycle out and you'll come out on top! Dont give up yet!