Monday, January 7, 2008

I'm an Emotional Eater

I took this quiz online this afternoon AND, this is what I found out about my eating habits...big surprise. :)

Most of the results weren't a total surprise because God's been working on heart in this area. Actually, "working" is putting it nicely...He's been beating the mess out of me in this area!! I can't tell you how many times I've thought about going to food to numb something I've been trying NOT to feel only to have that gentle nudge from the Holy Spirit reminding me that God was willing and waiting for me. I hate to admit this but there have been times, more often than not, that I've actively chosen to ignore that sweet call.

Emotional Eater
You use food to affect your mood. This started as a conscious way to motivate yourself when you needed it, but then it became your second nature and turned into an unconscious method of dealing with problems.

Your Eating Habits
You are familiar with sweets, such as cookies, ice cream, cakes, waffles and other carb-loaded diet killers. They somehow creep into your diet whenever you need a little bit of moral support, or when you feel frustrated, unhappy or simply bored. Therefore, those excess calories are not consumed during your regular meals, but in between.

The Solution
Emotional cravings are not always easily recognizable as such. This is especially true for people who are used to eating snacks and sweets every once in a while. In those cases, emotional eating patterns only become evident when they have already taken place. Therefore, emotional eaters should plan their meals ahead, and always have a clear idea how much they want to consume. This makes any deviations clearly recognizable and allows the user to find alternate and non-food related methods for feeling better.

Great website: http://caloriecount.about.com

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Guess that makes me an emotional drinker...of Dr. Pepper that is! However, today makes 48 hours that I have not had a Dr. Pepper. That is the longest I have gone without this legal drug in 2 years! I feel like I have given up smoking or drinking alcohol! God is doing big things with both of us, girl!

nicole said...

What does meat and beer fall under? I got back to working out today and I feel great. i jogged like I never had before. Doing it again tomorrow and the next day, and the next day and the next day....

thanks Marcy!

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