Ok – so I am realizing more and more how much of an emotional eater that I am.
I got a new job. – Yeah – we should go have a decadent dinner to celebrate!!! My husband and I had a little spat. – Boo – I should eat comfort food to help me get over my frustrations!!! My kids are whining today – Sigh – I need some good food to give me energy!!!
I need to figure out how to break this cycle of food addiction. I even realized I am passing this craziness on to my daughters.
Examples: Somebody skinned their knee. – Here have some hot chocolate to make it feel better. Someone got 100 on their spelling test – Yeah have a piece of candy as a reward.
I need suggestions on how to manage my emotional food reactions, but also have other rewards for my children that don’t involve food. I don’t want them to suffer from my struggles and I am leading them down the same path.
Does anyone have suggestions on how to help me do better and to be a better teacher for my girls?