Wellness

Emotional Eating

I always read on Instagram that the key to a successful eating and exercise program is ‘no excuses’ but I’m full of excuses. It’s too hot, too cold, too wet, I’m tired, I’m busy, I’m sad, It’s that time of the month, I have food poisoning, my allergies are playing up, I think I broke a bone in my neck and I’m one step away from spinal damage… you name it I’ve said it. Excuses aside, I’ve never been great at processing my feelings and have always fallen victim to emotional eating.

I mindlessly ate my way through pregnancy, the post baby blues and beyond without much thought as to how much or why I was eating but this month the triggers were really obvious. We said goodbye to our darling little dog Kirby then a week later my husband went away for a few days. I felt so lonely that I ate whatever I could get my hands on – Tim Tams, a tub of yoghurt, a small sample biscuit I found at the back of the pantry. I looked on eatnow and menulog many times but luckily the inflated delivery prices ensured I was able to resist. I have to admit that after that I simply just forgot I was meant to be eating healthy. It wasn’t until my nanna wanted a photo with Billy that I saw the giant and remembered. Anyway luckily by then I had eaten all the junk food in the house so have eaten healthy since.

My point? I’m an emotional eater and I need to stop it somehow. Just not sure how…

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