Just in time for Valentine's Day - The Break-Up Diet
Posted Feb 13 2008 12:00am
Before you get all excited, The Break-Up Diet is a memoir not a new diet book. By Annette Fix, the senior editor of WOW! Women On Writing, the book is a true story of a 30-something single mother and aspiring writer who is working as an exotic dancer, searching for Prince Charming, and trying to find a perfect balance between her dreams and her day-to-day life as super mom.
The Break-Up Diet deals with an issue all overweight people have in common - emotional eating. Oprah said that when we overeat, it's like we're "eating our emotions."
What are your emotional triggers that cause you to over eat? What can you do instead of eating to make yourself feel better?
When I overeat, it's a moment to take care of myself when I'm feeling tired, stressed, or upset. I have to force myself to get my butt out of the kitchen, and find another way to take care of me, whether it's exercising or taking time to enjoy a movie or good book.