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