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How should you write out your feelings when you are upset to avoid eating?

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When you’re upset, write down what your first negative thought was, and look at it objectively.

After you've had this kind of thinking, write out a more realistic thought, one with a more balanced perspective.

Finally, write what you could do next time you're upset or in a similar situation that would be more effective.

  • Are my feelings based on facts?
  • What would someone else think about what happened?
  • Is my reaction reasonable given what happened?

SOURCES:

Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, policy analyst, Beach Cities Health District, Hermosa Beach, CA; spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Center for Health and Nutrition: "Realistic Expectations for Weight Loss."

Weight Watchers: "How to Make Exercise a Habit."

Canadian Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Dialogue. Give Yourself a Good Talking-To."

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Self-Help Resources: "About Automatic Thoughts," "Thought Record Sheet."

Tap Into EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique): "EFT Procrastination and Self Sabotage Help."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, policy analyst, Beach Cities Health District, Hermosa Beach, CA; spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Center for Health and Nutrition: "Realistic Expectations for Weight Loss."

Weight Watchers: "How to Make Exercise a Habit."

Canadian Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Dialogue. Give Yourself a Good Talking-To."

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Self-Help Resources: "About Automatic Thoughts," "Thought Record Sheet."

Tap Into EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique): "EFT Procrastination and Self Sabotage Help."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

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