The next time you feel like mainlining a pizza, stop and ask yourself the following questions first. From The Life You Want: Get Motivated, Lose Weight, and Be Happy, by Bob Greene, Ann Kearney-Cooke, Ph.D., and Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D.
1. Am I really physically hungry?
2. What emotional state am I experiencing now? Label it. (Example: "I am sad because my sister was just diagnosed with breast cancer.")
3. Decide how to handle your feelings. (Example: Call her. Empathize with her. Offer help. Talk to your husband and tell him: "I would like to go to California to help my sister during her treatments.")
4. Learn to tolerate the reactions of others. (Example: In an ideal world, everyone would be understanding of the fact that you want to help your sister, but unfortunately, that's not always the case. If your husband responds negatively to your decision - perhaps he gives you a hard time about going and complains about having to take care of the kids while you're away -Read More »from Are You an Emotional Eater? 6 Life-Changing Questions You Need to Answer