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OMG! I'm so stressed out......all I want to do is eat! Gaining weight certainly isn't going to help me, though! Anyone have any advice?! I feel helpless & unable to motivate myself into going out or anything (it's annoyingly difficult with a baby who's so heavy for me). I just keep working myself more & more into a frenzy.
 

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Found this article on Spark People that might be of assistance: <a href="http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=1396" target="_blank">Stopping Emotional Eating Before it Starts</a><br><br>
There are a few more articles on there on the same topic if you poke around, I think they are quite helpful and well-written.
 

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try snacking on healthy things. I try to keep things like cut up cantelope (or other melon) and veggies around. Its just a habit, for me anyway, so try to curb it but remember its OK if you mess up sometimes. Just try to steer toward healthier foods, because if youre eating comfort foods like sugared cookies etc, the insulin spikes are just adding to your irritability.<br><br>
plan snacks... maybe if youre reaching for cookies at 130 but know youll get a snack at 2 you can stop yourself. and if its planned you can make sure its a healthy situation.
 

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The only real way to deal with stress related eating is to take a look at what's stressing you out, and work on eliminating unnessersairy stresses, taking more time for yourself to relax, and finding better coping mechanisms to deal with stress. The problem isn't the food, it's that you're stressed. Why do you feel stressed? What's going on to stress you out? What do you find relaxing, and how often to you find time for yourself to relax? What could you do to reduce the stress in your life?<br><br>
I find, in coping with stress, its really helpful to take 20mins three times a day to sit down, and concentraite on doing somehting I find relaxing - having a nice cup of tea, reading a book or magazine, going for a walk, and while I'm doing it to think about nothing else than there and then - no worrying about whats going on, what I have to do, etc. I also find regular exersise to help, as well as being organised so that I can MAKE time to look after myself and relax a bit more, and also make the time I do spend busy more productive so that I feel more satisified with what I've got done. Anyway that's just some of the things I do to cope with stress and try to de-stress my life - but mayb ethey helped you think of ideas too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Thanks for the article & the ideas everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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