I make unhealthy food choices sometimes because I am an emotional eater. A blue mood will drive me straight to something cool and smooth – ice cream – and tensed/stressed feelings can only be salved via crunching through a bag of chips or cookies. It took a long time for me to accept this fact about myself but the knowledge has made me cognizant of the motivation behind my unhealthy food choices – to alter my mood.
I blogged about this discovery in July 2013 “Mood and Food – A Toxic Combination”(http://wp.me/plATX-46) and started following some of the steps mentioned in the blog post to avoid the emotional eating trap. I haven’t completely avoided unhealthy food choices but I am making progress – one step at a time.