I eat ALOT when I am anxious and tense

September 13, 2012 2:20am CST
These days I am anxious about stupid thing, that I am of age and I am not yet engaged. I hate this feeling and I am eating loads. I already am fat and I am gonna get more fat by eating this much junk. But i can not stop that WTH :S The more i try to avoid food, the more i eat it ;( What do you guys do when you are tense or anxious??
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@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
2 Dec 12
I know how you feel because I had been there and done that. For several years, my salary was not enough to feed my family. I packed on the pounds as well because I borrowed from one person to another and the stress level was up to my neck. Now that I'm on the road to financial recovery, I look back at the past and hoped that I could have been stronger in terms of control and discipline. Since you are not engaged, you better take good care of your eating all the more. Try to divert your attention to a more positive action. Good luck to you on this!
@Badkid (235)
• Philippines
1 Dec 12
we have the same attitude,,I eat too much when I'm depressed..I eat alot! I dont know what is the reason but I'm always like that when I'm sad..I eat much potatoes,I eat much cheese..I eat a lot of my favorite food when I'm depressed.I also eat much more when I'm angry..I do so much bad things!
@jugsjugs (13045)
24 Nov 12
I tend to smoke a lot more when I am feeling low or anxious, I try to keep myself busy chatting to people on the internet,that way I smoke a lot less smokes than I would normally. I use to eat and eat more of a comfort thing, but now I have seen that it makes my life worse, as then you feel so ill if you eat too much, as well as other health problems can get worse.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
17 Nov 12
You need to learn to divert your focus on other things rather than munching on food when you are anxious. I know that there could be a feeling of comfort when we eat but eating too much could cause you more harm than good. You mentioned that you are a bit overweight. So, you should know that just by the way you are now, you should be doing something to make yourself healthier. And turning to food when you're anxious is not the solution to your problem. Don't you realize that it can cause you more problems if you continue to do this? So I say, if you feel anxious, do things that can occupy your mind. Go for a walk in the park, in the mall, or talk to a friend.
@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
14 Sep 12
Hello night01watcher I understand you quite well, I´m just the same as you, and I know quite well what are you living about getting engaged. I went through it too. I`m just like you, if I get anxious I eat, and the more I think in food, the more I eat. I have 40 years and I have never diet. When I got 24 I was heartbroken and coworkers didn´t help me find relief so I began eating, i gained 10 pounds in 6 months. As I was sportive when I was a child. I decided to run and bike after job, and swim as well somedays before job. As soon as I could, I also enrolled a charity group for children. For me children helped me survive, because they are like angels full of love and peace. I helped them, they helped my soul. As soon as I felt loved, I forgot all this engagement stuff. Two years later I got married with my bestfriend, and we are being 15 years this december. We have three kids, and I´m still at charity group. Now I ran in races or triatlon. I thank God I can sweat under his blue sky! I hope this helps you. Blessings nightwatcher... dainy
@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
13 Sep 12
I do have to sympathize with you on this one. I have been eating out of control myself. I know that comes from depression. There are two types of people when it comes to eating from stress or anxiety. The ones that don't eat at all and the ones like us that eat all the time. I know how you feel. It is a hard thing to stop. The best way to deal with it is do not buy junk food and leave it around the house. Try and get something to drink rather then eating. And if you do feel the need to eat, east lots and lots of salads. That will help in the weight department. But also try and calm down a bit. Maybe take a walk or come here to MyLot and unload the stress by writing about it.