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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

It's funny that my blog question from Spark Coach for today is about eating habits. After a particularly rough evening, I caught myself thinking "I could really use some chocolate right now..." I've never thought of myself as an emotional eater, but today got me wondering. Am I? Am I an emotional eater? How often have I had a rough or joyful day and used food to cope/rejoice?

To rate my habits, I would have to give myself a 3 out of 10. I know I make a lot of bad choices, and many are with full knowledge and understanding that I'm making a bad choice. However, I also try to make healthy decisions. I am trying to stop drinking pop again. When I did it before, I bought things like Sobe LifeWater and used them as a way to quench the craving for a sweet drink while still not racking up calories. I have a long way to go, but I've already made some improvements.
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    I am an emotional eater took me 3 weeks to get control of sugar
    Focus on vegies it helps satisfy. My binge eating
    1392 days ago
    Very introspective! It's really challenging to reflect and self-analyze sometimes. I have struggled with emotional eating, and still do. I think it's great you have picked a habit you'd like to change and given yourself an alternative. Small changes over time really add up!

    If you're interested, I read a helpful book last year called "Full-Filled" by Renee Stephens, that another Sparker had recommended to me. The author gives useful and engaging examples about her past therapy patients and breaks the themes of these stories in a helpful way, like categorizing different types of emotional eating with examples. And there are reflective journalling questions for the reader to complete in each section. That being said, the author 'toots her own horn' alot, and some of the advice is a bit to abstract for me personally, I skipped over some of it. But I really found the book as a whole incredibly helpful.

    Didn't mean to try to sell you on a book lol, but your posted prompted me to think about it :)
    1394 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/17/2016 8:28:00 PM
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