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Emotional eating

Saturday, September 24, 2011

What an interesting day. I started reading some of the wellness articles today, mainly the ones about emotional eating. One of the articles spoke about putting the 'I' into the phrases that are our excuses for doing the things that we don't want to do. It was a thought provoking article for me that really got me thinking about where in my life I behave as a victim rather than seeing how I can be responsible for the way my life is. This article combined with the 'healthy reflection' about growth seemed to lead me into a bit of an attitude collapse and suddenly I found myself munching on biscuits without caring what they were doing to my body! What happened?
I think I got scared. Scared of the changes I am making and how they are not only affecting my body, but my mind too, and I slipped into a common and easy reflex - which is to eat.
Somehow I managed not to let this little episode affect my whole day, and, as the only biscuits I had in the house were home-baked and fairly low calorie I have not overdone it too much (only in my fat intake). I don't feel angry or guilty, just a little surprised at how when an emotion takes over that I feel I can't control I run to the fridge and eat..... and don't care. Need to take the advice of the article and find other ways of taming the beast!
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  • SUNSHINE20113
    Hi chocaholic, no I haven't - I'll take a look. Think I may need to join.
    3312 days ago
    Good luck on your journey, have you tried the Spark Team Emotional Eaters? This might help. I am an emotional eater too and it always boggles my mind how a week's worth of hard work and effort at the gym can go down the drain in a matter of minutes.
    3313 days ago
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