Just wanted to post and say to any other emotional eaters out there, feel free to add me and we can try to support each other.
I've had binge eating/emotional eating issues and issues around food for as long as I can remember. My weight tended to yoyo constantly depending on whether I was on some sort of restrictive diet or when I wanted to just eat as I liked but constantly I feel like I sabotage myself when I feel upset, anxious or stressed.
I had been managing this really well with exercise and healthy choices until I fell pregnant in 2018. At this point I felt sick when eating vegetables and ended up making very unhealthy choices. I also felt as I gained weight that comments were made about the size of my bump (my daughter was 9 pound 6 at 38 weeks) and the more people commented jokingly with me the more upset I became so the more I ate.
After having my daughter last June I realised how amazing my body is and what I can achieve but also I realised how my unhealthy habits and reduced exercise had taken their toll on my muscles.
I've been struggling to workout as much as I would have liked due to running round after my little girl but I'm doing all that I can to push myself to do more. Since covid 19 has come to light I've been feeling more scared and upset which has caused some of the emotional eating to return. I'm trying to be mindful of this and avoid unnecessary news as it seems to make me worse.
If anyone wants a buddy to talk to instead of reaching for that food that gives us comfort, I'm here 🙂