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Why You Should Journal if You Are an Emotional Eater

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Do you eat meals that are larger than they should be? If so, do you know what kinds of things contribute to this?


Perhaps you might want to try keeping a journal. Emotional eating journaling can be an extremely effective way to peer into your daily routine and learn new information about yourself. Once you’ve looked at the information that you’ve collected, you can then begin to make some changes in your habits.

Learn What Triggers You

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Keeping a journal is important because it can give you specific information about the times of day, moods that you were in, and what you ate. This can give you a more accurate representation of how you came to be eating in the first place. If you notice that at a certain time of day you felt tense and wanted to eat a specific food that you use to self soothe, that is extremely valuable information because it helps you to establish a pattern of behavior, and helps you to avoid the things that cause you to lose control.

You Can Plan


After you know what things can become potential triggers to overeating situations, you will have a better chance to prevent any situations that might make you want to overeat. This can be done in a few different ways, but one of them would be to simply avoid certain types of snacks. You can easily find some healthy alternatives that give you better eating habits. If it is something social like a phone call from a person who causes you stress, then you can slot tie for them at moments where you are less emotionally
vulnerable. Nothing you do shouldn’t come at the expense of your well-being.

No Hiding from The Truth


One of the most powerful things about keeping a food journal is that it gives you a hard look at your real habits day-to-day. When you don’t keep track of what you eat, it’s easy to simply drop the fast foods trash into a garbage can before you get home. That destroys the evidence of what you ate and makes it much harder to know what you ate.

You can’t trick a journal. What you ate and when you are in there, and it gives you the chance to see what you are really doing, how much you’re spending, and can show you what puts you in that place, to begin with.

Consider emotional eating journaling to figure out what’s going on.

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Why You Should Journal if You Are an Emotional Eater

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