I have been using large quantities of junk food to comfort myself pretty much my entire life, and I've been trying desperately to STOP doing that.
the thing is, food comforts me and I still have that stress there that caused me to eat, so when I cut out the emotional eating I feel worse. I'm trying to replace the food with other coping mechanisms but I still have this terribly awful URGE to eat huge quantities of junk, and a strange sadness like I feel I dont know what to do with myself if I'm not eating.
Anyone dealt with this and found success? How long does it take for that extreme urge to eat and sadness at losing that coping method subside? *Does* it subside? Is there anything that helped you overcome this? I REALLY want to be rid of this constant urge to eat and all this extra weight.
I want to lose 70-80 pounds so I'm trying to keep my calories 1600 or below. Right now I am 203lbs and 5'1.
Thank you SO MUCH to anyone who takes the time to read this and/or respond. I'm sorry if this is too long or weird!