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Are you an emotional eater?

Do you have a comfort food you grab when you're upset?

I just laid in bed and ate the whole damn box sulking in my emotions. Im gonna regret this in the morning. 馃様

PoetryNEmotion61-69, F
I used to. Not anymore for a long time. You can distract yourself. Journal. Take a long, hot shower or bath. Exercise. Call a friend. I spin poetry or hike or paint or sketch. Takes time to break bad habits. Good luck!
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@PoetryNEmotion As I age, I'm slowly learning this. The older we get and as our cycles of life change, we have to find new ways to adapt. Definitely nothing that we were taught in school or in our childhood. Finding a balance is certainly difficult.
PoetryNEmotion61-69, F
@PerfectIllusion I hope you believe in you.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@PoetryNEmotion Thank you. Its all part of the learning process. Im trying.
Queendragonfly31-35, F
I like cinnamon buns but actually when I'm down I lose appetite. Like. Even sweets. Which is bad. Because then I eat literally nothing and get headaches.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Queendragonfly Cinnamon buns are so good! I wish I lost my appetite when I'm upset or sad. Thats when I indulge the most and then I feel guilty!
Asmae31-35, F
No. When I feel down I lose my appetite. Don't regret this one instance. Our bodies can adapt and a day of messed up diet wouldn't kill anyone. It's what you do in the long run that matters.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Asmae Thank you! I definitely agree. Today is a new day and I've done better. Just have to keep going from here. 馃槉
PassingThrough41-45, M
Mine was McDonalds late at night. No wonder the dad bod came on so easily
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@PassingThrough McDonald's will do that to you! 馃ぃ
Benjago41-45, M
Yea...and it's always junk I go after when my mind wants to do the emotional stuffing. Never anything I'd even really want to touch on any other day, lol.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Benjago the scale didnt look too appetizing when I stepped on it this morning. 馃ぃ
Benjago41-45, M
@PerfectIllusion Ohhh you'll lose it back. I know you stay on top of this stuff.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Benjago im trying! Only got a 3 mile walk in today before it started pouring the rain.
IsthisitF
Yes i eat my feelings alot
I think most people are emotional eaters 鈥 it鈥檚 tough to be mindful of good when it is plentiful and accessible
@PerfectIllusion if it鈥檚 in my cabinets it鈥檚 tough to ignore.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@BiasForAction so true! That's why I typically dont buy this junk...lol
@PerfectIllusion 馃憤 I鈥檓 with you there
Carissimi61-69, F
I am, and that鈥檚 why I don鈥檛 buy my favorite comfort foods except for only a few times a year.
PhoenixPhailM
@Carissimi You have more discipline than I.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Carissimi thats smart. If its not in the house then there is no temptation!
Carissimi61-69, F
No. It鈥檚 because I have no discipline is the reason I won鈥檛 have it in the house. Out of sight, out of mind. 馃槈 I treat myself a few times a year, like my birthday, and some holidays, then I will buy it. @PhoenixPhail
DearAmbellina211341-45, F
I don't really eat emotionally. I lose my appetite when depressed/upset.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@DearAmbellina2113 I guess I have my moments when I indulge instead. Thankfully, I do have a little self control and its not often.
Thevy2936-40, M
Yep and when the emotions are high, nothing in the pantry or fridge is safe.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Thevy29 lol, I understand!
I鈥檓 open to eating emos鈥. 馃
StillwaitingM
@TheOneyouwerewarnedabout I cant take you anywhere 馃檮
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@TheOneyouwerewarnedabout uh huh...I see what you did there. 馃ぃ
Ambroseguy8051-55, M
I am indeed an emotional eater. I used to love those crackers 馃構
Ambroseguy8051-55, M
@PerfectIllusion always happy to spread fun and laughter 馃槀
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Ambroseguy80 this place needs more of that. 馃槉
Ambroseguy8051-55, M
@PerfectIllusion yes it does. 馃槍
WiseacreF
I never sought comfort from food...
Morrowind26-30, M
Yes I am but I won鈥檛 allow myself to do that anymore. I just stop after a certain point. I used to be heavy and dropped the weight. Never want to go back
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Morrowind Congratulations on breaking the cycle and losing weight. I know its not easy!
Morrowind26-30, M
@PerfectIllusion ty I won鈥檛 say I was huge (I was overweight and only needed to lose 50 pounds which I did) but that was extremely difficult and I learned my lesson. I got an eating disorder over it too
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Morrowind Food can be a terrible addiction and definitely one that's hard to overcome. It takes a lot of hard work and determination...its great that you learned a lesson and hopefully were able to overcome your eating disorder. I'm struggling trying to stay within a calorie deficit and tracking macros.
starmitz51-55, F
Yes when I'm bored I eat...I need a creative outlet
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@starmitz I exercise 6 days a week and its a great outlet to combat the stress. I guess I'm just in the feels tonight.
starmitz51-55, F
@PerfectIllusion thank god I love to exercise cause I love to eat lol hope you're feeling better soon, those low times really suck 馃
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@starmitz I know the feeling. Exercise is so beneficial in so many ways and helps curb the calories. Thank you so much! I appreciate the kind words. 馃
ViperM
Yum, emotional eater, but usually warm carb foods like pizza and pasta
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Viper I love Salt and Vinegar chips too. I havent had any in a long time! Haha..dont indulge! You'll regret it like I am.
ViperM
@PerfectIllusion My problem with that brand (usually don't.like them, other than their Salt and Vinegar) is once I start, I don't stop... bag goes empty.

And it's like too much salt and vinegar at once, but it tasted so good.

You can always try to fill up on water instead 9f food
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Viper thats kind of what happened tonight with the crackers. Except they werent even that good. I just kept eating to soothe my soul, I guess.

I dont think that's a brand they sell here.
Nope. Kinda the other way. I suffer anorexia.
@PerfectIllusion she sings what many of us feel.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@DarkHeaven im not familiar with her. I'll have to look her up.
@PerfectIllusion 馃枻馃
SageWanderer70-79, M
More of a bored eater, a habit I picked up after quitting smoking. Maybe I need to dig out my model railroad to keep me busy during down times.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@SageWanderer definitely anything that can distract from the fridge is a good thing. 馃ぃ
IwillwaitM
Mhm.. I love those too. When I was younger I liked them with bacon flavoured easy cheese. Lol!
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Iwillwait I remember those! I havent seen them in stores in a long time.
IwillwaitM
@PerfectIllusion probably took them off the shelves due to being poisonous.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Iwillwait you might have a good point!
I don鈥檛 really believe in eating emotional people.

That would be cannibalism 馃懟
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Ghostinthemachine smarty pants. 馃ぃ
Barny5256-60, M
Not emotionally no but addicted eating yes , if i eat too many carbs I binge eat but feel emotional !!
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Barny52 and then I feel miserable from eating too much!
Tminus6453M
They still make those?..i havent ate those since the early 80's i think.馃い
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Tminus6453 Its been forever since Ive had them too. They happened to catch my eye at the store today. Such a bad idea. 馃ぃ
Johnconnor31-35, M
I do that when I am really really hungry. Emotional hunger causes this, maybe.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Johnconnor emotional instability causes this for me. 馃様
StillwaitingM
Far less so than earlier in life .. a salty /savory snack person when I am
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Stillwaiting I guess we learn a lot along the way. If they only taught better nutrition in school!
fun4us2bM
Not at all - if I get upset, I don't want anything...not even a drink....I just want to sleep.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@fun4us2b I wish I could sleep when my emotions are crazy. My brain wont stop!
JohnOlinger41-45, M
@PerfectIllusion So what do you think of Ernest Khalimov & Would You Do Him
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@JohnOlinger he looks cute but intimidating...I'll pass.
PhoenixPhailM
Yes, and have been all my life, even as a young child.
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@PhoenixPhail it sucks to have that addiction!
Torsten36-40, M
Alcohol
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Torsten thats just as bad except it numbs the pain!
Torsten36-40, M
@PerfectIllusion never claimed it was good health wise haha. its just good after a long stressful day. I am not a overall big eater, so alcohol it is for me
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Torsten it might be my go to this weekend!
I do like chips and sweets when I鈥檓 hungry and bored.
TurtleDreams22-25, F
omg i love those
Nevaeh008136-40, F
PerfectIllusion41-45, F
@Nevaeh0081 馃し鈥嶁檧锔

 
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