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What Can I Do To Overcome Eating Out Of Boredom?

What Can I Do To Overcome Eating Out Of Boredom?

I am an emotional eater. It's part of the way I was raised, and whenever I feel happy or sad, I seem to turn to food. Sometimes I feel the need to eat when I'm bored. I can have just finished a meal and then 15 minutes later, I'll feel the need to eat more.

I'm trying to lose the weight and hate feeling the strong desire/craving for food. I don't even care what I eat, lettuce or pasta, I just feel the need to be constantly eating. It's not a craving for any specific food... I've been trying to… read more

A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Can you knit or crochet? Keep your hands busy doing something where you can't eat at the same time. That helps me anyway.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

same. only i "bored eat" at work, sitting in front of a computer for 12 hours a night..i'v gained around 100lbs in the 12 years i'v been at my job..need to work on that..I lag on willpower!

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I can relate so well to your issue. As that sounds so much like what I do. Kind of think it is much like the same reason a baby likes it's pacifier. It just something that seems to bring comfort to us. I have had people say try to find a diversion when these urges arise, get out of the house for awhile , take a walk, do crafts, hobbies, call a friend/family , etc. Play with your pet or child. Do crossword puzzles, or play a video game. The more occupying the mind the better. I am trying now to do this ...and getting better.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I feel the same, when I'm trying to loose weight all I do is think about food.
It's also my emotional go to.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Maybe after each time you eat brush your teeth

posted over 3 years ago
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