emotion eating


Are there days when you can’t seem to find anything that will get your spirit up?  The only thing you can think of that might help some is to eat?   Or maybe it’s the one thing that would just listen to you;  help you feel better for a moment?  May be you are at a place in your life that you are feeding alone like you can not get your feelings out.  So you turn to comfort eating?  Alternatives to emotional eating

  • If you’re depressed or lonely, call someone who always makes you feel better, play with your dog or cat, or look at a favorite photo or cherished memento.
  • If you’re anxious, expend your nervous energy by dancing to your favorite song, squeezing a stress ball, or taking a brisk walk.
  • If you’re exhausted, treat yourself with a hot cup of tea, take a bath, light some scented candles, or wrap yourself in a warm blanket.
  • If you’re bored, read a good book, watch a comedy show, explore the outdoors, or turn to an activity you enjoy (woodworking, playing the guitar, shooting hoops, scrapbooking, etc.).

Though during that time when you feel good you have no one to turn to;  if you don’t think you can talk to someone,  you can write your feelings out keep a journal,  then maybe when you are ready to share it with someone you can.  

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