Kuromi

580d

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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    • Sienna

      580d

      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.

    • Boston23

      580d

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

    • Frankengirl

      580d

      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.

    • Sienna

      580d

      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.

    • Kitsuha

      580d

      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. :(

    • Invisible

      580d

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

    • Kix

      580d

      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.

    • SleepySkeleton

      580d

      I totally relate to this, as well. Having a checklist for the grocery store and avoiding the candy aisles helps me a lot. Meal planning healthier, tasty meals makes this easier. I've made stuffed bell peppers, homemade gyros, salads and more. Eating healthy looks kinda different for everyone. Even just working on portion control is so helpful. Last year, I gained more weight than I ever have and now I have some pretty bad stretch marks on my inner, upper arms. Idk what the muscles and all that are called, lol. Biceps? But, after eating smaller, healthier meals - I've shed a few pounds. And taking better care of my skin has decreased the intensity of the appearance of stretch marks. I did just buy a ton of junk food after a car accident so no one's perfect.

    • lvflute

      580d

      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 ☺️

    • Pandalizard

      580d

      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

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