I was browsing (distracted/sucked into) Amazon.com and you know how they recommend books for you based on your browsing history? Well this one popped up and it looks pretty interesting to me. Its called "50 ways to soothe yourself without food" by Susan Albers PSY.D. There are no reviews on this book yet so I'm not going to purchase it just yet. I read Judith Beck's "The Beck Diet Soluion" and it talks about an overall cognitive behavioral approach to eating. I know a lot of people really like that book and I understand why. It just didn't do it for me personally. Not because its not well written or have good ideas in it, it just didn't click for me and I lost interest in the book and the approach. Another weight loss doctor who posts videos on Youtube said something that clicked for me. She said to write down 100 small things - like "plant one flower" or "read one page from a book" or other small actions. Write them down on small slips of paper and put the papers in a jar. Each time you have the urge to eat and you know you shouldn't or may not be truly hungry - draw a slip of paper from the jar and do that one action. Typically, by the time you're done, the urge has passed and you can help to distract yourself from emotional eating in this manner. Great idea, I think, I just haven't put it in to practice yet. I really am interested in discovering why I soothe myself with food which is why I'm interested in this book.
I went to see my SIL's new house and took my daughter. On the way back, she saw a Dunkin' Doughnuts and got so excited for a "pink doughnut with sprinkles!"