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tips to avoid emotional eating

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NicknameTaken Tue 04-Jan-11 14:16:17

Started doing Paul McKenna (again) and it has made me realize how often I want to eat when I'm not really hungry, just bored or lonely or whatever.

It's one thing knowing it, but how do I get to the next step of doing something different? It's often in the evening, when I'm at home alone with DD, so I can't go out jogging etc.

Would love to have any ideas about how to distract myself.

whomovedmychocolate Tue 04-Jan-11 20:49:18

You need to find something to do during that time which makes you feel better about the fact that you are losing weight - exercise, or perhaps sewing clothes or even just picking them out online so you are preparing yourself for the changes you are going through.

Also, I drink a glass of water when I feel like that - it makes you feel less hungry and also concentrates your thinking somewhat.

COCKadoodledooo Tue 04-Jan-11 20:51:58

Well you posting this thread just distracted me - clicked it as I was on the way to the kitchen for a(nother) piece of Christmas cake I didn't really 'need'. So thanks wink

The glass of water thing works for me. Sometimes.

whomovedmychocolate Tue 04-Jan-11 20:59:26

I tend to put washing on as well. I think, I'll have that piece of cake once I've done X Y and Z - then realise later I forgot to eat the extra food.

NicknameTaken Wed 05-Jan-11 10:59:59

Ha, COCK, glad to help! Thanks for the ideas. I don't know the first thing about sewing, but the water sounds doable. I've also heard a suggestion of brushing your teeth. Sigh. Maybe I need to break out the vibrator or something.

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