Check out the following article from Prevention magazine and let me know if any of these tips sound good to you.
4 New Ways to Stop Stress Eating
--Work-friendly ways to prevent binges--
1.) Email yourself every time you eat. Include circumstances - a tense conversation with your manager, a sudden deadline - and note how you were feeling (sad, stressed, panicked). Review the messages every Friday and look for emotional eating patterns. Create a plan for what you'll do differently next time.
2.) Instead of turning to food, email a buddy and tell him/her how you're feeling. Wait for a response before you head to the kitchen.
3.) Sip green or black tea before you reach for a snack; the drink contains theanine, an amino acid that increases levels of relaxing chemicals in the brain.
4.) Join an internet community for support, such as Prevention's emotional-eating forum.
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Great site - I need some help!!
I go one of two ways when stressed. I either eat, eat,eat or don't eat at all. I wish I could always keep a happy medium.
I am definitely a stress eater which is also why I don't buy junk food too often. If it's in the pantry, I will eat it. If it's not available, I will find a better way to deal with my stress.
if i email myself my inbox will be psycho.
I tried one of those food diary things online. it was quite fun while i did it =) i think it was called my daily plate
I do love green tea! Great suggestions!
Claudia from Denver Cereal
I like the idea of tracking eating with email. I think I may try this!
Lilly - Thanks! :) I hope my blog is helpful in some way.
HealthNutWannaBeeMom aka Heidi - I never do the 'never eat at all' thing... unfortunately! :)
Lynne - You and me both! I can't keep junk food in the house or I will definitely eat it.
Bombchell - I know! The email thing would not work for me either. I think keeping a food diary is a great idea, one I need to incorporate.
Claudia - What green tea do you like? I tried Lipton Green Tea in the bottle but when I saw it had high fructose corn syrup in it I got disgusted. I then went to my local health food store and inquired of the owner and she recommended Tazo green tea. She has bottles of it in the cooler so I bought one and liked it.
Breeni - Good luck with the email thing. Different things work for different people. I can't keep my email inbox clean as it is! :)
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