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!