Food & feelings 

This is a hard one… Eating when emotions are all over the place.. Eating as a way of dealing with life..

Eat when sad, eat when happy, eat to relieve stress, eat to comfort …

As BPDs we have a hard time regulating emotions…so we do plenty of wrong things, like hurting ourselves or those around us, or bottling it all up, or stuffing our face with food…

PMDD also comes with binge eating…Emotional eating especially in the luteal phase…

So you eat, and eat some more..and then you need something salty, followed of course by something sweet

The problem really comes from the fact that you’ve been doing this for so long, it’s been the go-to coping mechanism.. 

Of course you feel like shit afterwards, and the emotions aren’t gone. You really haven’t solved anything, just re-strengthened your food-emotion connection

So… Maybe the first step is to actually stop, think about what you’re feeling. Try to figure out what it is you’re going through

Drink a glass of water instead of running to the fridge.. Drink the water mindfully, then breathe.. and figure out your emotion..


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. misshopeshi
    Jul 18, 2015 @ 15:44:51

    I usually eat for comfort 🙈

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