How many of you consider yourselves emotional eaters? You get sad? You eat. You get mad? You eat. You get bored? You eat. I can admit that I am an emo-eater, but when I feel myself reaching for the snacks and extra servings of food, I literally say to myself (but out loud), “Now Jia…you know you ain’t still hungry.” I’ve even done this at a restaurant with friends if needed because saying it out loud and them HEARING it helps further hold me accountable, as they’ll usually say “Well why are you still eating if you just said you’re not hungry?” A lot of times, the “hunger” that we feel isn’t hunger at all and in fact can be your body’s way of crying out for some water! I thought that this chart was cute and could possibly help a few #12theHARDway participants to learn a bit more about when they’re indeed physically hungry versus using food as an emotional fulfillment. I suggested to a few followers that now (as you’re taking this journey) would be a great time to begin journaling or starting a personal blog where you can talk about the goings on of your day in fitness while also letting out a few of your emotional struggles. If you opt to blog, it’s not required that you share it with the world; it can be something for YOUR eyes only to possibly help deal with emotions that could cause you to make some unhealthy choices. Don’t forget to visit deactivatedfatgirl.com! Will be tweeting links after I hit this gym!
the top 3 of emotional hunger + the bottom of physical hunger = the munchies
"It just shows you how important it is to represent everyone in our profession." (x)
MEDIA REPRESENTATION IS IMPORTANT