Emotional eaters take heed! It may not be the emotion that leads to emotional eating. Instead it may be the way you regulate the emotion that results in emotional eating.
If you are an emotional eater, have you checked recently to see how you go about regulating your emotions? Do you, for instance, adjust your emotion to fit the situation? Are you aware of your feelings so you can do something about them? What about being accepting of your emotion(s)? Being accepting is yet another emotion regulating strategy. Can you accept a certain amount of emotional distress if that’s what the circumstance calls for? Do you anticipate how you will feel and do something about it beforehand? Or do you try to regulate your emotion as it is occurring?
It is obvious, isn’t it, that there are many ways to regulate emotion. As an emotional eater, why don’t you see how you go about regulating emotion. And while you’re at it, determine just how effective your emotion regulating strategy is.