A lot of women have told us that long Sunday afternoons are eating triggers for them. Some don’t know why, and can’t do much about it.
It could be that a stretched-out Sunday afternoon—when there are no barbecues or trips to the mountains or other big plans—leave you in a kind of quiet place. The lack of noise and hustle and bustle can be disconcerting. It can leave room for uncomfortable thoughts and feelings to speak up.
And then what? Well, eating can be a way to push down those thoughts and feelings, so they won’t be dwelled upon, and so they won’t hurt you.
The trouble is, the pushing away by eating can hurt you just as much.