I want to know why a cheeseburger and fries can make me feel so much better after a day of fighting with screaming children.
I want to know why I can’t enjoy a salad and fish the way I can a Georgia Mud Fudge blizzard.
I want my addiction to food, fattening ones in particular, to magically go away because life is hard and crazy and I don’t want to battle hard and crazy and food addiction at the same time.
But I can’t get all those things.
I read a post on emotional eating this week that made me decide that maybe the solution is to get to the root of the problem. (I don’t really want to do that either btw) So I downloaded the book mentioned in the blog post and tomorrow, when I’m walking 32 kms for the weekend to end cancer, I will be listening to that book.
And that’s the first goal I’m setting for myself for this next eight week session – to read that book. I hope it answers some questions and gives me some new strategies.
Are you an emotional eater? Do you have good tips for overcoming that? Does it ever get any easier?