|My mother's cat -- not sure what emotion she's feeling here|
I have been thinking a bit about what I will talk about. I don't consciously do emotional eating -- I don't say to myself, "I had a bad day. Some (food item x) will make me feel better." Instead I will be grading a bad paper and suddenly have an overwhelming urge for a snack.
I'm getting better at catching myself in the act and changing course. Naming the feeling behind the urge is my biggest help. And then finding something else to do. I also do my best not to keep talking food in the house. I don't keep ice cream in my freezer. I don't bake often for this very reason.
We will talk more about it on the podcast, of course, so feel free to share your ideas. What are your emotional eating triggers? How do you handle them?