I'm struggling so much with emotional eating lately. I'm not sure if it's the stress around this time of year or what, but I feel like I'm going backwards again.
I have read many books on this topic with hopes of having an instant cure. I know that this is my own journey and I have to do the work. I think books and websites can be helpful, but if i'm not implementing any of the tools, nothing is going to change!
I have done a lot of research this week and I came up with some ways I can try to help myself. Here is goes....
Wait 15 min before you give into a binge - I have tried this once this week and it worked. I had to fight hard with myself, but I beat the binge that night. I gave myself time to figure out what was going on. I went on the computer and reached out to friends on a message board.
Have a list of things to do when you feel the need to binge - I haven't done this, but I'm going to write my list today. If I don't have any plan in place I can't expect to beat it right?
Things to do other than binge
1. Listen to music
2. Take a shower/bath
3. Go on the computer
4. Journal my feelings
5. Go for a walk/ visit or call a friend
I also would like to start either making jewelry or knitting. I hear that these things help and are fun and rewarding at the same time.
I have a lot of trouble following through with goals for some reason. I'm trying hard to keep myself accountable and hoping for the best.
How do you fight off emotional eating?