Hello, my name is Carolyn and I hope someone here can help me with some diet/food advice. This past year I've been going through some stressful times (job stuff, relationship issues) and I have turned to food for comfort. Actually, at regular meal times I have to say I do really well. I love chicken and salads and other veggies and things like that and I have to say I eat a pretty healthy balance of foods.
But it's the in-between meal times that are getting to me, and the worst is late at night. I like to watch TV before bed and I used to not need food while watching but now I usually grab a bowl of ice cream or some leftovers from dinner. I'm not hungry but I'm eating. And if my Mom calls me or my boyfriend--look out! For some reason when they stress me out I eat crunchy hard things like Doritos. And sometimes I'll just feel bored like after answering a bunch of emails or something and I'll have some cereal or something, even though I'm not even hungry.
I've gained some weight this past year and I know it's because of these non-hungry eating times. I know I need to stop doing this but it's hard. Do I just toss my ice cream and chips or what? Has anyone been able to overcome this and lose the weight?
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