Okie I'm back with the advice I was given which I want to share with you hun re emotional eating.HELP FIGHT EMOTIONAL EATING WITH THE FOUR D'S
2 - Drink water
3 - Deep Breath
4 - Delay
I'm constantly having to remind myself that emotional hunger (the emotional baggage I want to vanish with food) originates because I don't want to face and deal with whatever problem I am running from. When it strikes the hunger appears suddenly and my tummy is rumbling and nothing but binging on crap will make it go away.
True hunger (for physiological purposes not emotional purposes) takes hours to build up.
So when you want to scoff everything in sight, apply to four D's and most importantly take 5 minutes out to analyse what's led up to this desire to binge. Remember it doesn't have to be a sudden emotional breakdown for you to want to binge at a particular time, it can be baggage from days, weeks, months or (like in my case) things that happened years ago that strike a need to binge.
I know when this happens to me its because I've bottled things up, and there is so much pressure building that it needs to burst. So when something happens, a fight with the boy, a crap day at work whatever may bring on a emotional binge write it down. It helps so much. Since I've started this life changing journey I've filled two journals up (hahaha yep I'm that messed up
) and I read over my entries when I want to use food for medicinal purposes.
I can now identify potentially dangerous triggers that will set me off to the dark side and by confronting those emotions head on instead of eating them away I've come one step closer at winning the battle.
Other times, it might be nothing more than our womanly hormones going crazy. That's why I call it the "crazies" because I want to devour everything in sight and I go just a little bit crazy if I don't get me that chocolate
. At times like this give your self permission to have a fun size or single serve of chocolate (I never buy family block as it will be gone in 5minutes
) and enjoy it, savour it and least of all don't feel guilty about it.
Hope this helps you some chickie.
Hahaha I didn't mean to go off and give a long winded lecture
Did you manage to fight it?