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Tame the Emotional Eating Beast for Good

3 Ways to Get Back on Track

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  • thank you for the info
  • This article has really helped me understand and cope with this situation. I likened it to a switch that flicked itself on and I stuggled to gain control again after feeling a failure and barrating myself for my lack of will power in controlling it.....
  • Great article I will try some of these tactics
  • The only thing that has ever worked for me is being lazy. When "the Beast' starts to rise, I try to get comfortable in my reading chair and make myself feel "in a minute". I'll go get something to eat in a minute or two. That's how I stopped smoking.
  • TRACEYDT
    I have really started identifying how stress or other emotional episodes trigger my desire for food. When I read "-maybe you just get bored, or start feeling a little anxious because there is nothing going on to distract you from that vague sense of impending doom that always seems to be lurking just under the surface" I just about cried. That is so descriptive and puts into words something I never really could. And if someone else wrote this, that means I am not the only person who feels this way. Thanks for this article, really, thank you.
  • Thanks for the info
  • If we didnt' depend on food so much then her wouldn't be heavy like we are... Lots go on in peoples lives and this is how some of us deal
  • We learn to use food to subdue our emotions. We can UNlearn the behavior.

    We just had to put our dog down. I have been told numerous variations of:

    you need a drink
    you need some ice cream
    you need chocolate
    you need _____ (fill in the blank with something to consume)
  • BPZVILLAPARK
    "The key here is to keep in mind that what your Beast really wants isn’t food, but emotional comfort."
    Not true. Often, I just want the food. When a skinny person has a taste for a cookie, and has one, because, well, why not, do you think they are looking for emotional comfort? Sometimes, often, it is just about the food - because it tastes good.
  • BONDMANUS2002
  • BONDMANUS2002
  • Like any addiction, you are never "cured". The 12 Step programs say that we are give a daily reprieve from compulsion based on our spiritual condition.

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