Recently I found out a piece of news that will dramatically alter my life for the next few years. The demands on my time will become just short of insanity. In fact I am feeling the anxiety from this news as I type this blog entry. If it wasn't for the fat burner that I took an hour ago I would probably be compelled to eat something, actually eat a lot of something.
Where does that come from why does it exist, and how come I have it?
I read the following posting by Dr. Creagan an oncologist at the Mayo Clinic:
"…during particularly stressful times, you may eat in an attempt to
fulfill emotional needs, which is sometimes called stress eating." The rest of the article can be found at Mayo Clinic Click Me.
Why is it that I have the genetic make up to use food to "fulfill emotional needs"? How twisted is my brain that I use food to pacify my feelings?
Dr. Creagan outlines a few steps or tips to avoid "stress eating" each one of them common sense and each one of them makes me angrier. When I am in an anxious fit from stress I can't see five feet in front of me none the less take a second to ask myself why I'm eating. I realize now that a large component of my weight gain six years ago was a result of stress.
I would get highly stressed order lots and lots of take-out, and then go to sleep or take a nap. When I woke up I was either really tired or really calm. It was like the anxious frenzy never happened. How do I overcome this, because I don't want to gain anymore weight. I need to lose weight so I can achieve some degree of personal happiness.