I am an emotional eater. I eat when I am sad. I eat when I am happy. I eat when I am bored. Pretty much the only time I don’t eat is when I am mentally engaged in something that excites me… and then I forget to eat.
I am trying to work through this stuff.
One thing that helps is walking. I can not multitask… I can not walk and eat at the same time… so I walk a lot. I have a beautiful German Shepherd who loves this!
But what to do when walking isn’t an option? Well, glad you asked! Yesterday I was sitting still… and instead of eating, I painted my nails. I tried to get creative, and it took a long time because I did layers that needed to dry… but for 2 solid hours…. I was happily engaged and not reaching for food!