I had a horrible binge day yesterday. It happens to everyone. The important thing is not to let a binge day become a binge month. That's when it all goes to h*ll.
I know you're doing Flex. I started on Flex too, to get an idea of portion sizes and to learn about the points system. But it wasn't until I started Core that I really got a handle on my own issues.
Core or Flex, the Good Health Guidelines are the same. Try following them BEFORE taking that first bite of something not on program.
2-3 dairy servings a day
Get enough LEAN protein
Include whole grains in your diet
MINIMUM of 5 fruits and veggies a day
2 tsps heart healthy oil a day
8 glasses of water a day
This explains each on in detail
Tell yourself you won't eat something off program unless and until you've completed your guidelines for the day.
I wish I had followed my own advice yesterday. But today is a new day, I'm determined again.
Its a battle for life. Literally.
As to emotional eating--its a big problem for me, too.
The first thing I did was to become an emotional SPENDER. Usually, its my DH that upsets me. When he does, I get my purse and go shopping. What I get depends on how badly he upset me. A small "offense" might get me a new shirt or just something I wouldn't ordinarily buy. A large offense--well, lets just say I've gotten a sapphire bracelet AND necklace.
He's learning to be nicer, if for no other reason that its costing him money to **** me off.
Lately though, I go to the gym when he upsets me, or if something is troubling me. I work off my anger there. I feel better, and the cost is minimal (my gym is about $40 a month).
Thanks for the advice ..I relly appreciate it....Today is a new day for me...I am starting over..how crazy things are when your food is not in order..either is your head!!! But I am determined not to let one bad day ruin everything...Thanks for being there...Gia