I am facing some inportant life decisions. I am very tempted to reach for something to snack on. Instead I thought I would post a new message instead of snacking. I am not hungry. I had a perfectly delicious salad for lunch with a beloved former co-worker. So, I know my stomach is not lacking. Still, it is interesting to recognize that on an emotional level, I want to reach for food to divert my attention.
BUT I WILL NOT CAVE IN!!! Instead, I will enjoy a working meditation by talking with you. I will sit and allow some quiet time so I can tap into my intuitive self to help me make some important decisions. I will drink a big glass of water. And, then I will make the best decisions I can with an open heart and a confident mind.
I have asked myself: will food help me make my decisions? Will food make the stress go away? How will I feel after eating surplus food I don't really need?
I am actually very happy that I am so in touch with myself that I can detect the signs of stress eating, get out in front of it and avoid it. This is a big success for me on my journey.
Emotional stress eating, I think, accounts for more weight gain than any other factor. What do you do to combat stress eating?
Desire to make good life decisions. Dedication to me and what I need and want. Discipline to select healthy activities to manage emotional eating.