I am an emotional eater too.
I've been struggling with this problem for years now. what helps me is taking time. When the urge comes i sit down close my eyes and make myself think rationally. I repeat again and again that eating chocolate or pizza won't solve my problem, won't help me with my boyfriend or family issues, won't make my anxiety vanish.
After that i find very helpful to look photos i have downloaded of my favorite famous body-idols. Just looking at Belucci's or Deschannel's bodies it makes me focus on ym goal. And the cravings slowly fade. Sometimes i sleep with the craving still raging, but when i manage to wake up next morning without having given in, it's the best feeling in the world.
You need to find what works for you, what motivates you. What is capable to take your mind of the food when you are emotionally charged.
Hello there, I'm an emotional eater too. Sometimes I don't even realize I'm doing it. So I started making healthier choices whenever I go to the fridge. After I eat I write down all my calories and try not to go over my limit, if I'm close then I really find something low in calories. Have a friend start going with you to the gym. It gives you modivation and accountability to keep at it. Good luck I hope I helped some. This is my first week of calorie counting and I havnt been to the gym and I lost 8 pounds already. :)
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.