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I didn’t know what an emotional eater actually was until about 5-6 years ago. It was around that time that I realized I was one. Strange? Maybe. But I know I’m not alone.
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Are you an emotional eater?:
Sure, crying in your ice cream while sitting in front of the tv is a sign of emotional eating, but it’s not the only damn one. People don’t only just eat when they feel sad, lonely, unloved, rejected, or when they’re having a bad hair day.
We also eat when we’re happy, excited, celebrating a big win, etc. Yup, those are emotions, friends.
Or maybe you’re like I was and you don’t know what an emotional eater really is because you thought you weren’t one. There’s no way you could be that weak, right?
Turn to food because you feel sad? HA! You have better ways of coping with your uncomfortable emotions, right? Like booze, tv, and your phone.
Emotional eating can be an escape from ANY emotion you haven’t taken the time to get comfortable with.
It doesn’t require a romantic break-up to find yourself baking cookies at 2am. You could also be stressed out by your work obligations, exhausted from cramming for school exams, worried about a loved one’s health, or procrastinating doing something you’ve spent too much time thinking about.
*IF* you know you’re feeling an emotion/feeling you’re not exactly comfortable with and you do something to heal yourself (rather than hurt yourself), you’re practicing great emotional intelligence and you’re far less likely to be a regular emotional eater.
But if your life feels like one big mother-daughter (minus the mother) junk food binge party scene from Gilmore Girls, you are probably an emotional eater and you’ve got some work to do.
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