I'm an emotional eater/boredom eater.
I actually kinda embrace it now. If I'm feeling down, a really rich, meaty primal meal makes me feel so much better. And unlike carbs, it's self-limiting--I simply can't stuff more than a certain amount down, and the wellbeing of it hits almost immediately. Whereas with carbs, I can inhale an insane amount, and any wellbeing from it is a little delayed and very, very brief.
Edited to add: I guess the other difference is when I realize I'm down and some really great food would help, I then have to generally make it. And I find that comforting...the act of making the food that will make me feel better. So different from the days of "grab the nearest chocolate bar...."
Last edited by lizch; 01-07-2011 at 08:36 AM.
Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food