Thursday, 25 July 2013

A Fail

I’ve been a lazy ass this week, made two very bad “food” choices and the scale hasn’t moved, as expected. 
I was feeling down due to a specific issue and ate my way through a large bag of corn twists. Also had a Camino espresso bean chocolate bar. Even though I always keep a stocked fridge and pantry (eg. a variety of vegetables, some fruit, dried dates and natural almonds), I turned to the dark side… rather than going through my usual steps.
Identify the emotion: fear, loss, stress, anger, hurt feelings, loneliness, ect.
Then do any of these:
  • Go for a long walk outside
  • Yoga or meditation
  • Take a warm bath
  • Have a cup of tea
  • Re-read a chapter of a favourite book
  • Listen to some music
  • Call a friend
Alter the situation, accept it or adapt! Do not procrastinate, deal with it as soon as you can.
In my case, changing old habits and turning to a new way of dealing with problems is not like throwing a switch.  I really wish it was. It would make life so much simpler. But life is not always easy or fair. I’m thankful that this emotional eating is not a regular occurrence anymore and over time, it’s happening less and less.


  1. Nikki, it wasn't until I went grain free that I was able to:

    1. stop being quite so emotional, and feel some real emotional serene-ness, so that I didn't have the issues that cause emotional eating.

    2. cravings all but completely disappeared. Seriously. After only 4 days. Only cravings now are after a slip up. When I eat 100% grain free, I have NO cravings. Ever.

    Just a thought.

    1. I've been grain-free since finishing the Whole30 in May and have continued on the Paleo, Primal, no processed food track. Still having cravings but not as bad as before. Everyone's different I guess.