How to STOP Being an Emotional Eater after a Breakup
Dec 12, 2013 20:57
Katy Perry told Marie Claire about how she dealt with her emotional
breakup with Russell Brand. “There were two weeks of my life after I
found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, ‘OK. All right. I
can’t feel this. This is too intense right now.’ I was, like, just
eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that’s it…”
reaction is something most of us can relate to - many women turn to food
during bad times. That, or the extreme opposite where they completely
lose their appetite and waif away. But if you are the type of person who
emotion-eats, here are some other coping methods you could try instead.
Be Aware of Your Actions
Christie Hartman, Ph.D., a
dating and relationship expert based in Colorado, suggests eliminating
snacks from your home if you have the tendency to reach for certain
foods when you go through a difficult period. That way you won't have
any temptation lying around the house.
Talk To Someone
all you need is someone to talk to - not to solve your problems, but to
let it all out. When you take the time to verbally process your
emotions, you might be less likely to feel the need to eat crap. This
doesn't mean you'll need to see a therapist forever - but a few sessions
with a therapist could help loads. Or if you have trusted friends or
family who will lend you an ear, confide in them.
Do Things That Makes You Feel Good
could be outdoor activities, watching TV, exploring flea markets, or
even exercise. It's different for everyone. Do an activity that comforts
you so that you're much less likely to seek out comfort in food.
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