Strategies To Curb Emotional Eating
1. Don’t hide from your feelings – take a moment to examine them. In particular, focus on what’s causing them. Why are you feeling so anxious, so frustrated, so down?
Next, try to think about the cause of your trouble in ways that diminish its impact:
2. Be objective (Would other people react this way? Am I over-reacting? Am blaming myself when I shouldn’t? Am I being too pessimistic?)
3. Put it in perspective (In the scheme of things, is this really a big deal? If things don’t work out this time, is it really the end of the world?)
4. See the silver lining (What have you learned? How will you take this knowledge with you and use it to grow and improve?)