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Comfort eating - your tips to avoid it!

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StrawberrySam Mon 22-Nov-10 17:19:07

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potplant Mon 22-Nov-10 17:47:07

For me write down everything I eat and calorific content. Just the act of doing it makes me stop and think.

I read a good tip for cakes - put them in the freezer. The theory is that it's such a PITA to defrost that you won't be bothered to do it.

I have heard that Paul McKenna is good for comfort eating.

lizziemun Mon 22-Nov-10 17:57:15

I agree with writing down everything you eat and drink.

I also find because I pick of an evening I've started to do my cross stitch again, as I can't eat and sew at the same time. Also by the time I got to the point where I can go and eat I've gone passed the point of wanting food.

StrawberrySam Mon 22-Nov-10 19:36:38

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bigchris Mon 22-Nov-10 19:41:45

I'm on a diet at the moment
I write down everything I'm planning on it so I know exactly what I'm eating and when
after my evening meal I have a fruit tea and then brush my tea
stops the cravings straight away
then I read in bed
watching tv downstairs somehow draws me to the munchies

lizziemun Mon 22-Nov-10 19:54:17

I have an active 3yr old and a 20mth old I barely get around to eat lunch let alone pick grin. But make up for it in the evening.

ppeatfruit Sun 28-Nov-10 13:43:29

Yes strawberry pot plant is right; google Paul Mckenna I Can Make You Thin it's worked for me!!

Madigan Thu 02-Dec-10 07:29:12

I had to break the comfort eating cycle too, after my 3rd pregnancy ...........
I did it by making sure I had plenty of appealling but low fat/cal snacks available, so there was something to have when I was desparate, but just not pudding/choc/biscuits ........... these snacks sounds pretty pathetic compared to chocolate, but if you can stick to them for a few days soon your choc cravings will subside ........ so here goes: fat free yoghurts (I love cherry activia), low cal hot choc drinks (like "options"), mini-milk ice lollies. A kit kat is not actually the end of the world, when desparate.
Also, I would focus on cooking savoury things (stews? soups?), rather than baking cakes - trust me, I know it's not as exciting, but it is impossible not to eat cake if you are baking lots of it!
hope this helps, and good luck!! xx

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