Things happen that are truly unbelievable and devastating.
We can’t imagine how it’s possible that such awful things can happen.
We do our best to make ourselves and the world a better place, while there are some other people in this world who would rather cause destruction.
You may feel utter disbelief, or sadness, anger, or even fearful, and eating might be your way of dealing with these feelings.
Eating can take your mind off everything, all the things you don’t want to think about, but only for a short time.
The circumstances you’re avoiding are still going to be there when the bag is empty.
Those feelings you were avoiding will come back, along with the guilt and shame of overeating or binge eating.
Situations that are devastating may make you want to eat, but you must remind yourself that it’s not really going to help you or the situation.
If you want to help yourself, discuss with a friend or write in a journal about why you feel sad. Sort through your thoughts that are causing you to feel that way.
Most importantly, feel sad.
Sadness is a part of life. It’s an emotion you’re going to feel from time to time. Either you can let it send you into an eating hole or you can stay out of the hole and think, cry, or talk.
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to learn how to feel emotions you don’t like without eating to mask them momentarily.
Feel sad. Feel angry. Feel afraid.
Think through the reasons why you feel the way you do. Close your eyes and allow yourself to feel the way you do. Experience this moment and the feelings that come along with it.
Your feelings really are not so scary, and definitely not as scary as what could happen if you continue to keep eating because of them.
Circumstances arise that lead you to think and feel in certain ways. Feel what your feelings feel like instead of running from them.
Today is a day to feel instead of overeating or binge eating.