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Kuromi

819d

Does anyone else eat when they are stressed or super anxious? It rlly makes it hard to stick to dieting bc I always end up eating a bunch of junk bc of it :( any ideas to help? And to help not feel like crap and fat when it does happen?

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    • Kitsuha

      819d

      I do this all the time too, and I agree that it makes it super hard to diet and you feel terrible after doing it. :(

    • Pandalizard

      819d

      Replace the bad food in your house with something healthier that’s also quick to eat but will fill you up and keep you from overeating. Like those healthy pop popcorns or I’ll have a salad I’ve already premade

    • lvflute

      819d

      YESSS!!!! I also eat when I’m any other emotion as well. Chips/candy/any other processed packaged snack is what I eat lol. This may also be my diagnosis of binge eating disorder ☺️

    • Kix

      819d

      Yes I was using food as a crutch for a couple years and I gained so much weight I didn’t even recognize myself in pictures. Luckily my meds work as an appetite suppressant so that has helped me control it so maybe talk to your doctor. But in truth it was more about changing my mindset. Some things that helped me was not buying any junk so it’s not around while I’m anxious, substituting the urge to eat with things that are relaxing like cbd or chamomile tea or healthy like drinking small sips of water slowly and counting out the sips (the slow repetition also helps with anxiety) or taking some gummy vitamins. I hate exercise but that would probably be a really good thing to try if you’re into it. (Sometimes I try to take my dog out for a walk and I feel better after so that supports that theory) If going outside for a walk or run is too stressful you could try yoga or that small muscle group movement things therapists are always trying to push for anxiety. Oh and journaling seems to help a lot of people too. it’s hard, even seems impossible at times, to change your habits and get out of that mindset but once you do it’s actually pretty easy to stick with it. Lastly be patient and kind to yourself! You’re already stressed and going through enough don’t let your eating make you feel worse about yourself, you’re not a fat ass! you’re a human who needs nourishment for your mind and body who is on a journey to find healthier coping skills.

    • Invisible

      819d

      My help came from eating Keto. It makes me feel full.

    • Kitsuha

      819d

      I do this all the time too, and I agree that it makes it super hard to diet and you feel terrible after doing it. :(

    • Sienna

      819d

      I also do this all the time and it feels really bad physically and mentally, sweets are a go-to. Occasionally I am able to fill the void with healthier but still comforting foods like chicken and potatoes or breakfast food instead of pure junk. You're not alone in this struggle.

    • Frankengirl

      819d

      i don’t keep food that i’ll binge on in the house so i have to go through extended effort if i really want it 😂 i like to snack on low cal options that make me feel like i’m eating a lot like apple slices, grapes, small packs of chips, nuts, and cheese.

    • Boston23

      819d

      Story of my life, and then I can't work out because I get to anxious. 😔

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