Emotional Eating and Sabotage; i.e., Some days I just do not want to eat vegetables!

Four days in, and already I’m making poor choices off plan. I find that as I get older, I continually sabotage my own progress. Whenever I give myself a goal, I start breaking it. I start looking for loop holes. Whenever I reach a certain level of success in loosing weight or changing habits, I start stuffing myself until I get back to where I must feel most safe. (I was going to say comfortable, but having tight pants and an achy gut is definitely not “comfortable.”) I just want to do whatever I want!

My health coach tells me I am eating emotionally and that I need to retrain my thoughts to make better choices.

I found an ebook called The Stress Eating Solution, by Richard Kuhns, which addresses this issue. I’m going to read Chapter 6 many times this week. It gives a three-step plan to resolve emotional eating, including tips for “managing difficult situations and feelings effectively.” The idea is to put eating in its proper perspective and lessen the emotional attachments.

I hope you’re all having a wonderful day!



About tiredofbeingoldandtired

I'm a fifty-something woman, with half a dozen grown children, who plans to prove once and for all (I hope) that I can get healthy in every way by eating real food, exercising gently, finding a satisfying purpose, and reducing stress, without starving or torturing myself. I'll keep you posted.
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