I overeat for several reasons. Today my obstacle was overcoming my nerves. When I'm in a conflict with someone all I want to do is spend some time with my refrigerator in hopes all my anxiety will GO AWAY. Of course, problems are always bigger in my head. When these bouts of anxiety hit I've started to chant my new mantra, "avoidance brings anxiety" and if that doesn't motivate me to work I start to sing to myself, "Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel."
I was thinking of a strategy I can use on myself that I think might be effective for this particular problem. If I'm compelled to turn into the human disposal due to nerves I need to resort to my chore list and do at least 3 chores before I can eat a healthy snack. Hopefully, my energy will be spent cleaning the toilet instead of chowing down bad leftovers.
What do you guys do when faced with anxious eating?