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My Name is NJW and I am an "Emotional Eater"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014



How in the world did I fall in the trap of of emotional eating even if only for a short time? The end result was not something that I should have felt...is it? None sound very positive.



E - ewww :(

M - miserable

T - tired

I - impulsive

O - overdid it

N - nauseous

A - awful

L - low energy



E - extreme

A - agitated

T - tired

I - irritated

N - numb

G - gross

Sure I consider myself food addict, but I never thought myself to be an “Emotional Eater.” until now.



As someone that has a love relationship like I do with food you would think that I would know better. Food should be considered fuel to nourish the body. Not t be used as a band-aid in stressful situations.



I was never really one that would turn to food when the going got tough.



I was never really one that would turn to food to make me feel better.



I was never really one that would turn to food when I was excited.



Even during holidays when there is an abundance of food, I know how to control myself. Especially when chocolate is involved. Not a huge fan!



So what gives? A moment of weakness, lack of other nutrients that caused a binge maybe both.



One thing I do know for sure is that it most certainly did not make me feel better, in fact it only made me feel worse. However now that I have come to terms with it, I can stop beating myself up over it, get back on track and move on. Back to the self that understands that it is OK to indulge now again, its normal. I just have to not let the indulgences get out of hand.



After all I am human.

NJW
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  • NIKKICOLE83
    I hate binges like that. Mine usually occur out of pure boredom. And like you said, it really doesn't taste that great and you feel awful afterwards, so why do we do it???!
    2410 days ago
  • XTINA101
    Great post!
    2411 days ago
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