Thursday, April 15, 2010

How I'm doing it....

This post could easily be titled "how to stop eating your emotions". I mentioned in an earlier post how food is closely connected to my emotional responses. So, over the past few months I have been training myself to react in different ways to emotions. I also have stopped buying things that trigger overeating (one snack leads to another).

Instead of Happy= Eat a piece of cake, the equation is now happy= share the love with someone else. Usually stress means overeating for me, but now it is just the opposite. Rather than eating when stressed I pray, try to eliminate the stressor and move on. If it is a problem I cant fix I just keep praying and leave it in Jehovah's hands. Why stress myself into a tizzy over something i cant change anyway.

I also had to learn to replace the foods i loved to binge on with healthier options or just new options. That whole want something sweet eat a piece of fruit works sometimes, but sometimes i want the chocolate or a cookie. So, I use food substitutes like raw food bars (i.e. Organic Food Bar and Larabar). But its 10:30 and tomorrow is shopping day, so ill have to tell you more about that tomorrow. g'night!

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