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.