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3/20/19 4:46 P

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I'm still going through this book. Just very slowly. Actually, only just read the first section of the emotional eating trap. What I found really interesting was the task to wait twenty minutes before eating. So, feel the emotion and then wait. Because the emotion should pass. I've managed to do this once so far. It is quite interesting experience the wave of emotions and just being with them.

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1/27/19 10:28 A

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The entitlement eating trap is also a big one for me. I work hard and I deserve to treat myself to food has been a common problem for me. I don't like to spend money on myself and I don't have a lot of hobbies- so finding other ways to self-sooth has always been a struggle. But I'm going to remind myself that I would rather have the advantages of eating healthy and being a healthy weight then being happy for a few minutes. I've got to work on that list of comforting activities that don't involve food.

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1/26/19 7:04 A

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You made great observations, Becki!
It is a natural human reaction to seek comfort in food, but we can learn and find better ways to deal with unpleasant emotions.
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1/25/19 9:49 A

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I have some much trouble wrapping my head around emotional eating. I don't think I'm an emotional eater- but the truth is I DO do it for comfort. When I'm tired, bored or lonely- well I'll have a snack! I do comfort myself with food even if I can't name the emotions. I have noticed that during some stressful life events it has been much harder to stick to my eating plan- so that's definitely emotional eating I think this chapter will be very helpful in trying to investigate this further.

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the stress and the emotional are 2 areas that are so helpful to figure out alternatives for non-food triggers... this is ongoing for me.... all of it.

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1/8/19 2:56 A

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****************Week 8: 07-13 January 2019 ****************
Chapter 4: EMOTIONAL EATING TRAPS

We continue the Blue Book reading with this chapter, filling in the gap, as we have covered chapters 5-6-7-8-10 in the winter holiday season, and next week will be the last (Chapter 9: Psychological traps).

But for this week, it is about Emotional Eating Traps!
Please read the chapter, and share your thoughts here!

#1: The Trying to Numb Pain Trap - you believe it's not okay to feel negative emotions.
#2: The No Alternatives Trap - you believe that if you are upset, the only thing you can do is eat.
#3: The Entitlement Eating Trap - you believe you deserve to comfort yourself with food.
#4: The Killing Time Trap - you turn to food when you are bored, tired, or procrastinating.

I used to fall in all these traps in my pre-Beck and Pre-Spark years, practically every night when I got home late from work, too tired to do anything interesting and fulfilling... just ate myself into food coma. And I scored 6 out of 6 when I first did the Quiz.
Now I'm happy to report I'm not doing any of these anymore, and I score 0 on the quiz! We can really re-wire our brains by learning and practicing!
At the last group reading I created my escape plan and a good 'Emotional Eating Toolbox" which I laminated and keep handy. It really helps!

Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 1/8/2019 (02:58)
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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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1/4/16 5:11 P

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This is the place? Okedokey.

Today I was up to Part one chapter two.

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Yea! I'll be posting here once I move beyond my "mastery" (ha!) of the foundation strategies in chapter 2...
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1/4/16 7:59 A

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THIS one I can NEVER get enough of! emoticon I'm subscribing to ALL the links you added!

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1/3/16 9:01 P

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'ello all! This is the place to link blogs and post discussions regarding the Emotional Eating Trap outlined in "The Diet Trap Solution, AKA Blue Blue.

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