For the past 3 weeks I have been really struggling with emotional/stress eating. I feel like I have completely lost control.
When this all began it was the worst it has ever been. At work I was eating constantly, snack after snack after snack. I felt like I couldn’t stop, there was this pull to eat more even though I wasn’t hungry. I spent so much money in the vending machine at work the first week this started to happen. Packs of M&Ms, Reese’s cups and Rice Krispy Treats galore!
I have been slowly gaining control back but I still feel like the binge eating monster is floating just above my head ready to pounce at any moment commanding me to stuff my face again.
It’s been really hard to control myself again after spiraling out of control. I am trying to get back into a relatively healthy routine but I’m really struggling. I keep falling back into the emotional eating habits!
It’s not just had an effect on my mind but my body as well. My body isn’t used to eating this high number of calories so I have been bloated and gained a few pounds. I’m terrified to get on the scale because I don’t want to know the damage I’ve done.
How do you combat emotional/stress binge eating? If you have any tips please comment them below! I could really use some advice.