PRINCIPLE #7: COPE WITH YOUR EMOTIONS WITH KINDNESS
Please recognize that food restriction, whether physical and mental, can trigger loss of control. This can feel like emotional eating. As an alternative, seek kind ways to comfort and distract yourself while working to meet and resolve your strong emotions. Anxiety, loneliness, boredom, and anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Each has its own trigger and each has its own appeasement. Food is never a real fix. It may comfort in the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you. But food won’t solve the problem. If anything, eating for an emotional hunger may only make you feel worse in the long run. You’ll ultimately have to deal with the source of the strong emotion.