(Closed) Who else "eats their feelings"?

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

kitty_cupcake:  lol, I’m glad my shame made you feel a little better! I’ve had to cut back on baking for home too. But then there’s bake offs at work, birthdays, Christmas, Easter, family get togethers, picnics, days when I work, days when I’m off and days when I just plain fancy baking. It’s a wonder I’m not the size of a house…It’s just as well we don’t have a Trader Joe’s over the pond, it sounds far too tempting! At least I don’t really like shop-bought cake…small mercies.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee

It took me a zillion years to train myself (partially) to “attack the source of the stress, NOT my poor calorie saturated body”.

I actually have a little collection of quick and slow stress reducers that I throw into gear as soon as I feel the stress amping up.

Actually, any activity that does not pack on fat or otherwise hurt me physically or emotionally is fair game. Darling Husband brought home the most DE-LI-CIOUS frozen yoghurt Sunday night, and I actually lived through supper alne last night without even a teaspon full.

Some of my “safe” stress reducers are practicing piano, my whirlpool foot bath, reading an interesting book…..

If you can live with a massive craving for 12 minutes, the force of the craving lessens.

MOST IMPORTANT- how ever natural it seems to do it, beating yourself after giving in to a craving never helps!!!!!

Post # 34
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Bumble bee

i defeinetly do. When I was a child I ate to cope with difficult emotions. We never talked things out in my family so this was my comfort. i couldnt wait to come home after school and eat and eat and eat. 

I have turned a lot of this around in my life. But in the past 12 months I have had 2, month long binge’s. I just ate whatever I wanted and large quantities of it every day. It’s still a struggle but easier once I have a couple healthy days under my belt and I gain momentum. 

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Oh Oh me! Pick me! I eat with every emotion, it’s bad! Especially with anger, I suffer from emotional eating with that one the most. I have started banning foods at my house due to this. (chips, dip, oreos, etc) it helps a little.

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

kitty_cupcake:  dear Lord that looks gorgeous!! Well done you!! And, I’m not really an emotional eater. But on my period,  food is all I want. And I eat like a teenage boy.

Post # 37
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Definitely an emotional eater here! I’m trying really hard to work on this, but if I have a terrible day and I’m stressed out, I turn to my comfort foods – macaroni and cheese, Sour Patch Kids, or pizza. I don’t keep ANY of it in the house, but with a 7-Eleven around the corner from my apartment, that doesn’t help much…

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Stressed over work and looking for a job, just found out surgery to solve a long time chronic pain issue is cancelled due to MD needing surgery, and have a paper due this week in my online RN to BSN program.  The brownies my grandmother brought over for dinner last night may very well be breakfast, albeit a shameful breakfast eaten quickly, standing over the counter while husband works in home office 🙁

I eat super healthy most of the time (90% vegetarian, no red meat, no processed foods)  but under stress give me fried foods, sweets, pizza, and anything with a shit ton of cheese melted on it.  There are times when major stress makes me lose my appetite, but when I do get hungry I will crave one or more of the naughty items above.

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