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Emotional Eating - Not always what it seems

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Yesterday, as I was on my way home from work I wasn't feeling motivated. I wasn't feeling my usual peppy self. I decided I wouldn't eat food from home and would buy something out instead. I was hungry, that was for sure, but knew that there was no need to buy food when there was more than enough at home. I was feeling upset at some events and only wanted the comfort of a simple, easy meal and to be in bed as soon as possible. I had never considered myself an emotional eater. My perception of an emotional eater was someone who would eat even when they were not hungry, only to fulfill an emotional setback with food. Yet, here I was, fulfilling an emotional setback with food. I had never given a thought to the fact that even if I was hungry and needed a meal, it can still be emotional eating by the type of food I crave or decide to eat. This came as a revelation to me. If I hadn't been more in tune with myself and with a clear vision of my goals I never would have put two and two together. As I sat down to eat I still enjoyed my meal but ate only 1/3rd of what I would have usually ate. I understood it was okay to have a little setback. I learned something new and that is part of this journey. Sometimes, we have to unlearn what we thought we new in order to make room for what we don't know yet.
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    283 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Isn't it amazing the things we know but don't realize since we started on this journey. Great job figuring that out for yourself. Yes, there are many types of emotional eating. And you conquered this one!
    291 days ago
    Way to go on recognizing this! So many people miss these little bits, I know it took me forever to notice it. emoticon
    291 days ago
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