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Day 56 - Head Hunger

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

These are my foods that call my name when I am probably not hungry but want to feed my emotions. They range from crunchy to creamy to crunchy creamy. The situations that might cause me to start craving these foods usually are something stressful. It could be having to fill out forms, like IRS, or having to tackle a situation that is stressful, - like family conflicts where there is no really good answer. Or it could just be a situation where I have some time alone and would like to just relax and get lost in a book or a movie and want something to nosh on at the same time.

What do I really want to chew on? It could be that I would like to avoid the stressful situations and so the food is a way of smoothing the feelings surrounding it?

But the alone time and eating just feels so nice. It is a really difficult one for me to find a reason why - other than creating an eating experience that goes along with the other activity. I know it isn't that I am hungry. It is feeding a feeling and it is kind of a tradition or habit. Does anyone out there have any idea of what it might be. I am open to hearing ideas. By the way, it isn't a matter of loneliness. I actually look forward to these times that I can be alone and relax this way. It feels more like it is just a habit of comfort and probably left over from childhood
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    Those are pretty much my foods, too.
    1922 days ago
    I try not to have my cravings in the house. Mine are cookies and any candy that I can keep on eating. I haven't had any cookies since early March. Its hard but I know that I can do it. I'm a stress eater too. But I have to realize that I don't need to eat when stressed.
    1922 days ago
    I simply do not keep these in the house, because they'd be too tempting.
    1923 days ago
    emoticon with so much of what you say! We could almost be twins! Thanks for sharing!

    1923 days ago
    Yes, it is just a habit, I would think. First I would get rid of all the things that call your name. For me, I cannot have peanut butter in the house. I love it! I can eat it right out of the jar and have! I also cannot have crackers in the house. Any kind. I've learned that I just overeat them. And if they are in the kitchen they are too tempting.

    Then, you need to find something to take its place. Crunchy I would sub carrots. That has worked for me. For creamy try some Greek yogurt. Fot crunchy/creamy try some greek yogurt with some Kashi GoLean cereal mixed in!

    Also, remember new habits take at least 21 days to kick in and sometimes a bit longer.

    1923 days ago
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