I just went through a period of eating to numb the pain I've been going through. It seems once I go down that road, it just becomes a habit. So the best I've come up with is to try to make new habits - to do some planning. What i mean is, I'll make a menu for the next day and try to stick to it. If I don't have a plan to adhere to in advance, I"m way more likely to just keep eating whenever I feel like it. Also, you could try to have some other things in place, like when you are really wanting to eat to stuff the sadness, go for a walk, or put some soothing music on. Kind of training your mind to reach for other habits instead of food.
I'm really sorry for the pain of depression you're feeling. Food is a quick fix, but in the long run, it doesn't pay off, as I'm sure you know. I'm just starting to pull myself out of weeks of living on protein bars and way too much other stuff.
If you like to read, maybe you can find some feel good books and pull those out as another substition for the eating - just something that is self nurturing for you. Find some healthy things that make you feel good and reach for those.
Also, carbohydrates and sugars will cause cravings for more. Try eating some veggies or protein. That should help curb any cravings that might be happening if you've been eating less than healthy food choices.
hope you feel better soon.
Post Edited (manyembers) : 12/9/2007 11:10:02 PM (GMT-7)