Here’s the gist:
To start getting control of your emotional eating and food, try integrating some (or all) of these tips:
1- Remind yourself that using food for comfort sometimes, just like a hot bath or a nap, is OKAY! Its NOT the end of the world! It’s only one of many coping mechanisms you can have
2- Be mindful of your decision to emotionally. If you are stressed and want to eat, say to yourself “I am making the decision to eat for comfort….the stress isn’t making the decision for me” . This can help bring you back to earth and reduce the amount you might eat.
3- Stimulate one of your other four senses (look at pretty pictures, listen to great music, surround yourself in a soft blanket, light a candle with your favorite scent.
4- Do an internal assessment. Is there some other part of my life that isnt being tended to enough? (Sleep, exercise, creativity etc)
5- Plan for your triggers and have an easy to go to alternative plan!
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