Here I am, slobbed out on the sofa, with an empty bag of Chinese on my lap, questioning why I had to eat it all and why I have no sense of self control, in (I’m not proud to say it) the pjs I’ve been wearing all weekend.
Why is it when we are upset sometimes we just have to eat our feelings? Gotta say it is a great way to fill the void sometimes and after a very long and painful day I just want to treat myself by shovelling food into my face like there is no tomorrow. Sometimes it’s good to give what your heart needs and not just your stomach.
So how are we meant to know when emotional eating becomes a problem?
- If you feel guilty/shame after eating
- If your hunger isn’t satiated once you’re full
- If your eating mindlessly
- If you are in a cycle of eating certain foods to fill a void/making you feel better whenever anything goes wrong
- If you feel like it is a problem
Now is emotional eating a bad thing… meh who am I to say anything but I’ve been trying to think of ways to make myself feel better rather than eating all of my feelings and thought I would share them with you all. How do you take care of yourself?
- Speak to someone
- Watch a movie (depending on your mood- don’t be a masochist like me and watch a romcom when you’ve been left on read…)
- Play with your dog (or cat if you have one)
- Read a book
- Run a bath
- Light a candle
- Go for a walk
- Dance to a song
- Sing as loud as you can in the shower (hopefully not so loud your housemates thinks you are drowning a cat)
- Make a cup of tea (god I’m so British)
- Wrap up in a blanket
- Watch a comedy- laughter=endorphins=improved mood
- Be creative
- Write a blog about emotional eating like this idiot 🙄
Sometimes it is okay to just have one of those days where you do nothing but shovel shit into your face to make you feel better. That’s literally all I’ve been doing for the past 7 hours and tbh there’s no other way I would’ve wanted to spend those 7 hours. This day does not define me or you. Tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities for disappointment!