Emotional eating-what do you do once you start feeling 'normal?'

Carla48
By Carla48 Latest Reply 2013-06-30 18:09:10 -0500
Started 2013-06-29 07:03:55 -0500

As I'm working hard on changing what I eat, so I can get my BS under control and reach my goal of reducing my medications first, then living without them altogether, I've made some significant changes in what I ate this week, and this morning, woke up feeling…I guess it's normal. Kind of…quiet and still. A brick wall fell on my head…no sudden highs from carbs or sweets, and then a resultant crash, accompanied by sick feelings or what I call 'Metformin's revenge' (diarrhea to the rest of us). I know well that I'm a food addict, and I think this may be the first time I've ever really experienced this 'normal' feeling, and I'm wondering…what will I fill that void of 'emotional roller coaster' with? It's kind of scary. Any one else experience this? How do you begin coping?


6 replies

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-06-29 08:44:13 -0500 Report

It is just that - an addiction. If you can muscle through a few months, the void seems to go away. My trick was an emotional reward. If I DIDN"T over eat when I felt it coming on, I reminded myself that it was a good thing, that I was strong, and I was doing right by my body, so I had a handfull of peanuts and said "good job" to myself.

Carla48
Carla48 2013-06-29 11:00:51 -0500 Report

Thanks Nick for 'weighing in' (ba-dump-bump) :D I appreciate the feed back. You are right. I can muscle through, get used to this feeling, and let it become part of me (it sure beats 'metformin's revenge' or dry heaves!) I figure…I can find other things that I like to do , and I like that emotional reward idea.

Sami1955
Sami1955 2013-06-29 12:25:30 -0500 Report

Carla I'm glad to hear and see you smiling. Yes there are other things out there. As I was telling VRandy, You can find it online. Diabetic cookbooks for free. They are great. they can help you with weight problems like I have and sweet and salty foods like I have a hankering for from time to time without hurting your health. Good luck sweetie and keep in touch.

Sami1955
Sami1955 2013-06-29 12:25:29 -0500 Report

Carla I'm glad to hear and see you smiling. Yes there are other things out there. As I was telling VRandy, You can find it online. Diabetic cookbooks for free. They are great. they can help you with weight problems like I have and sweet and salty foods like I have a hankering for from time to time without hurting your health. Good luck sweetie and keep in touch.

Carla48
Carla48 2013-06-29 17:23:01 -0500 Report

Thank you so much for the support, Sami! I really appreciate hearing your experience, as the sweet/salty/savory cravings and the inability to lose weight really laid me low over the last month, but it did bring me to the great community here! I am beyond appreciative and hopeful.

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