I belong to another online community called Daily Challenge. And today's challenge was to remember about an instance where you did some emotional eating. This is what I posted about that:
"I read something recently that sheds a whole new light on emotional eating... Most people share a feeling that they shouldn't be eating this and that during emotion packed moments and after eating they feel bad (i.e. shame - get more emotional and self judgmental) due to their eating habits. While the article acknowledged the importance of healthy eating habits, it made the case that humans always have and always will bring emotion to their eating. It's part of life. And, when our eating brings negative emotions about our eating, that feeds the unhealthy eating cycle.
Soooooo, they suggest this. Accept that we will always bring feeling to our eating. Bring with that acceptance an awareness and acknowledgement of the importance of healthy eating habits. So, when there is an urge to eat too much or the wrong thing due to an emotion, BE with that whole situation and CHOOSE a healthy choice for that moment. The more you beat yourself up for emotional eating, the more you feed it. Instead, the more you give yourself the love and acknowledgement you need at those moments, the more likely you are to break the unhealthy part of the cycle"
I think that was a gift to at least some because a couple people asked for the source of that idea since they wanted to learn a better response to emotional eating. So, that's good. :)
By the way, if anyone here is interested in the source it is the Institute For the Psychology of Eating.