I went to my psychologist a few days ago and we went over things I can do when I feel like eating. I am an emotional eater and I do eat when I get bored. I thought I would share some of the healthy alternatives that my therapist helped me come up with. The alternatives are coping mechanisms that I enjoy. Your coping mechanisms may be very different!
Journal– I bought a journal several weeks ago to use when I feel like eating. It does help as long as I use it!
Yoga– Yoga has done wonders for my stress management. It makes me feel at peace. I actually get what I call a “yoga high” from it. Similar to a “runners high”.
Hot tea– Tea is a great alternative to over indulging. My therapist suggested I drink caffeine-free tea because I have trouble sleeping. Tea also has the same effects in the brain as eating.
Blogging– I like to research before I blog. Blogging definitely keeps my mind busy and off of food.
Watch a documentary– I really enjoy watching documentaries on just about any subject. It is great for occupying my mind.
Remember, it does get better!
-More than Mental