Tuesday, November 22, 2011

EMOTIONAL EATER. I need some tips and helpful advice on how to overcome emotional eating?

I need to lose a lot of weight. But whenever I am stressed, upset or down I turn to food, especially sweet stuff.

I also see food as a reward for putting up with all the crap in life.EMOTIONAL EATER. I need some tips and helpful advice on how to overcome emotional eating?
There is a free e-course that might help you. It's called:

“How to Cure Emotional Eating”.

You can find it on the “Emotional Eating” page at the Internet resource listed at the bottom of this reply.

Stress is a common link between ‘comfort’ food and emotions. The easiest way to free ourselves from the dictatorship of emotions is to learn the techniques for dealing with them.

Some emotions are positive and feel good or pleasant. Some emotions are negative and feel bad or unpleasant. Emotional eating is usually caused by using food to try to outweigh negative emotions. We all do it from time to time.

However, sometimes we become slaves to our emotions. Then we try to savor positive emotions, while trying to protect ourselves from negative emotions. We try to attach to emotional highs, and struggle to endure emotional lows. Unfortunately, that approach doesn't work in the long-term because it’s impossible to preserve positive emotions and it's impossible to prevent negative emotions.

There is another free e-course that might help you. It's called:

';Meditation: An Aid to Weight Loss';.

You can find it on the “Meditation” page at the same Internet resource.

I hope this information helps you. All my best wishes to you for the New Year.EMOTIONAL EATER. I need some tips and helpful advice on how to overcome emotional eating?
go viodeke with your friends....sing it out or jog. :)
In your youth you have associated food with feeling good that's why you eat to lift your spirit.

How about looking at things this way? When you are upset or down, things happened that were not in your control, so instead of handing control over food, give yourself control by stopping yourself from eating. If you can't control the people and circumstance around you, control yourself by not eating.
Here is what I did....throw away ALL of the bad food in your house and DONT buy any more. Replace it with fruits and vegtables. Promise...you won't be so tempted to eat so much because the food just isn't as tasty. Let your reward be losing the weight.
Well, if you totally stop doing eating when you are upset, you will get even more upset and then want to eat more. So, what I would suggest is getting some fruits or veggies and eat those when you are upset. Fruits would be better because they are a little sweeter than veggies so they might help with your sweet tooth. Also, some good things to have around are dried fruits like apple or banana chips or dried apricots because they are a little sweeter than the regular fruits. If you can make your own fruit leather-if you have a dehydrator you just puree things like strawberries and then dry them until they are like fruit roll-ups-those always helped me when I was sad and just wanted something sweet to eat-without the added sugar.

Just try to eat a little less each time you feel down. Or do something like taking a walk so you aren't near food and then you'll feel better because exercise raises endorphins which make you happy!

good luck!
Like you also know your self that you are an anxious person and you try to relieve your anxiety by eating.Try to do some mind diverting activities whenever you are stressed or anxious.Try yoga, meditation, exercises. If still the problem persists contact a doctor for treatment of morbid anxiety.
You need to find something to do. Instead of eating try exercising to relax, or read a book, or watch your favorite movie, or go for a walk. Also, find a healthy way to confront your issues. Excessive eating, along with doing drugs and drinking alcohol, will not effectively help you cope with your issues.
It's good that you're aware of the fact that you tend to use food as a coping mechanism. That's the first step in overcoming emotional eating.

I've worked in the health and fitness field for 15 years, including as a weight loss/management counselor. I've found a great many people use food to cope with feelings, so you're far from alone. I would suggest you explore some other coping mechanisms before you attempt to fully give up using food in this manner. You need another way to cope if you're going to be successful in overcoming emotional eating. Exercise is a great way to deal with stress and explore other things, such as meditation, deep breathing, prayer, etc. Perhaps it would be helpful to talk to a therapist as well.

You mention all the ';crap'; in your life. We all have to put up with a certain amount of ';crap';, but try to face problems directly, determine what you CAN change, and do so. If the bad things in your life revolve around a significant other, accept that you can't change that person, but you can change how you interact with him or her.

When you find yourself reaching for food in response to emotions instead of physical hunger, try to stop yourself, substitute another (less harmful) activity. Sometimes just interrupting the pattern can get you started on the road to a new way of life.

If you'd like, please feel free to e-mail me in the future. Hope you have a happy, healthy 2008!
i used to that too. but then it became the opposite, now i cant eat when im stressed out. i gained about 18 pounds, i decied thats it and now when im stressed out i cant eat or i get really sick at my stomach
I am exactly like you. My tip would be to get busy or go out as much as you can.... It doesn't always work but still....
Sweet food (like fruit) is good for you. Eat better food that helps you lose weight by eating a lot (see site below). Also see page on site below on how to be happier so you do not need to try to suck happiness out of food.

See page on nutrition for supplement to help reduce craving by eating super foods. The crap is not in life, but in you. But in you is also perfect peace and limitless happiness.

Any advice on how to get a few mould spots off calico curtains?

I've tried soaking in bleach but a few stubborn ones wont come offAny advice on how to get a few mould spots off calico curtains?
Exposing a stained article to sunlight will kill off the mildew / mold, but if the stain is left , apply lemon juice to washable fabrics and leave to dry. A peroxide solution may also be used on washable fabricsAny advice on how to get a few mould spots off calico curtains?
Try soaking in Dawn dish detergent overnight and then throwing in the wash.
Go to http://www.toadsqueezer.com !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would like to ask for your advice on how to have a finer and lighter skin without spending too much?

I have blemishes on my face and my skin is uneven, plus i desperately want to make it more fairer. But i'm short of budget. Please help!I would like to ask for your advice on how to have a finer and lighter skin without spending too much?
use proactive! it's the best....i used it and within a week my skin was PERFECT!!!I would like to ask for your advice on how to have a finer and lighter skin without spending too much?
Put lemon juice on your skin everyday. It has a natural bleaching effect. Also, before you go to bed put some baby powder with aloe on your face to reduce redness and swelling that may occur from every day harsh elements (sun, wind, etc.) There's also a lotion that helps even your skin tone out. I saw it at Kmart once with all the self tanning lotions. It doesn't make you darker, though.

Advice for writing a book in another time period?

I want to write a book that is set in Ancient Egypt and have done a lot of research, but I don't have an Phd in Egyptology. I was wondering if it is still possible to write a book on a time period with extensive research instead of actually going to school for it. I want to make it as historically accurate as possible, any advice?Advice for writing a book in another time period?
If you are going to write fiction, of course you don't need a Phd in Egyptology so long as you have done sufficient research that your story will be believable and able to withstand the scrutiny of those who have similar backgrounds to yours. However, if you are planning to write nonfiction, a book which is intended to be historically valid and which you would hope to have respected by the scholarly community, then you should write with great care, citing your sources, including a bibliography, footnotes, etc. Doubtlessly, you know the requirements. If fiction is to be your vehicle, I think that your objective should be more to write a compelling story than to be absolutely flawless in the historical details. Whatever your goal, good luck!Advice for writing a book in another time period?
When you start writing, (until you get a good way into your manuscript) check every detail online. At first it makes you crazy, but it gets to the point where you feel you know everything and your writing will exude the feeling of knowing.

Watch the History channel, they have at least one show about Egypt a week.

Attend lectures on a your subject.

This stuff should help you be historically accurate and hopefully have fun.

Good Luck!

PS, if you ever set a novel in a later time period, read any literature you can from that time.
You can write a book on ANYTHING no matter what formal education you've had in it. It may be more difficult without the credentials but it's certainly possible.

The only issue would be market forces, getting it published and whatnot.
You don't need to go to a class! Doing a lot of research and perhaps asking someone who knows more than you questions is just fine. It's what I do whenever I write about historical events.

Where can I find a published author with nothing better to do than offer me advice on my writing?

I am writing a novel, and I need somebody to consult. Must be a random act of kindness though, as I don't pay!Where can I find a published author with nothing better to do than offer me advice on my writing?
My scheduled book release is next month. Cover design has been approved and it is in production now. What is your question?Where can I find a published author with nothing better to do than offer me advice on my writing?

I'm a published author in poetry. I've also been a novelist for seven years (not published with novels, though, because I'm trying to strategize in order to get my book in with a good company!), so I probably have experience enough to help you out. I'm currently working on my second novel (fifth if you count three projects I haven't quite finished) right now, though, so it can't be anything too time consuming. As in I'm not going to sit down and beta-read or critique your entire manuscript anytime soon. But if you mean being pen pals and you asking me questions or giving me samples to critique, I'd be delighted to help!
There are lots of authors out there willing to help beginning writers. Libraries in any given city often have writers-in-residence that are there exactly for that purpose. Start asking around, too; you'll be surprised what kind of connections you can find - you never know who might know an author. Most cities and provinces/states have writers' guilds or groups. You could try contacting them to see if they can help you. Even looking on forums such as this one or other writing forums can help you find someone. Writers are people too! In my experience, I've found authors happy to talk about their craft and help out new writers.
I am a fifteen year old writer and have had three publishers ask me to work with them and allow them to print my work. However they rescinded their offer when they heard I was a minor. I am not published, but I have successfully located a publisher and am getting published this upcoming year! If that counts... You can contact me from my bio page! I accept emails and IM's alike and am willing to look over your work for you and give you tips. I am not super experienced, but I have successfully survived the writing market, and agent Chaos...

feel free to call upon me at any time you need me... Though you must give me two to three weeks to respond... (I usually respond within a week) I wish the best of luck to you... Feel free to contact me VIA email or IM (preferably email)

P.S. I am on a publishing tour, and am crazily busy right now... but in two days things will definitely die down

I doubt you'll find a published author that will actually take the time out to help us aspiring authors, but hopefully there are. :]

If I were you, I'd probably just ask a really good writer to ';Beta'; for you. They can help you with it, too, of course. But even they might not want to spend their time doing acts of kindness. Some are rude.

I do hope you find a published author to help you, though. I'd love to have a FRIEND that was a published author...
Along with Alaric41 I'll offer any advice I can. I don't write novels, but I've had quite a few short stories published, a few stage plays produced, and one of screenplays is being represented by a literary agent. You can reach me by clicking on my avatar.
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  • This may sound stupid, but I need advice. Insecurities about bad writing forces me to not want to write?

    I prefer writing by hand becuase it just feels right. By computer, there isn't that closeness or personal feel to it like long hand does. But here is this thing my hand writing is horrible. It doesn't usually worry me, but when writing, I just don't feel like writing anymore when I see my own handwriting = ( Advice?This may sound stupid, but I need advice. Insecurities about bad writing forces me to not want to write?
    Look at it this way. You love to write with pen and paper but loathe to write at the keyboard because it seems lacking a personal feel. The answer is to ignore how bad your handwriting is as long as you can read and understand it. Because it's going to have to be typed up anyway because nowhere is going to accept handwritten manuscripts my friend. So just enjoywriting by hand and let that magic flow!This may sound stupid, but I need advice. Insecurities about bad writing forces me to not want to write?
    Then don't write.

    I'm afraid this really does sound like making excuses. You can't write because of your handwriting, but you can't write on a computer either? Pick one and live with it. Writing isn't easy. It isn't supposed to be easy. If you enjoy it, then write. If you don't, stop.

    In any case, you surely don't expect anyone else to see your first drafts? It doesn't matter in the slightest how bad your handwriting is if nobody else is ever going to see it, does it?
    Write what you feel, then type it into a computer and save it. Repeat until story is done.

    Advice for my first ever english coursework essay on the sherlock holmes storys ?

    Ive just come into KS4 and i now have the task of writing an essay about the sherlock holmes story ';the speckled band';, we also need to mention about Conan Doyle's (Author) writing techniques that keeps the reader interested and a bunch of other stuf. We have already been doing research but id love some advice on how to set it all out and a few things i could sayAdvice for my first ever english coursework essay on the sherlock holmes storys ?
    A young woman named Helen Stoner consults the detective Sherlock Holmes about the suspicious death of her sister, Julia. One night, after conversing with her twin sister about her big day, Julia suddenly reappeared in Helen's room, struggling to breathe, and died soon afterwards. Julia had been engaged to be married and, had she lived, would have received an annual 250 GBP annuity from her late mother's income. Now Helen is engaged to be married. Holmes' investigation of the mother's estate reveals that its value has decreased significantly, and if both daughters had married, Dr. Roylott, Helen's ill-tempered and violent stepfather, would be left with very little, while the marriage of even one would be crippling. Therefore, the main suspicion falls on him.

    Dr. Roylott has required Helen to move into a particular room of his heavily mortgaged ancestral home, Stoke Moran. A number of details about the place are mysterious and disturbing. A low whistling sound is heard late at night, as well as a metallic clank. There is a strange bell cord over the bed, and it does not seem to work any bell. There are also Julia's dying words about a ';speckled band.'; Stoner surmises that Julia might have been murdered by the gypsies, whom Dr. Roylott permits to live on the grounds鈥攖hey wear speckled handkerchiefs around their necks. A cheetah and a baboon also have the run of the property, for Dr. Roylott keeps exotic pets. Helen feels reluctant to sleep in the room.

    After Helen leaves, Dr. Roylott comes to visit Holmes, having traced his stepdaughter. He demands to know what Helen has said to Holmes, but Holmes refuses to say. Dr. Roylott bends an iron poker into a curve in an attempt to intimidate Holmes, but Holmes is unaffected as he maintains a rather jovial demeanor during the encounter. After Roylott leaves, Holmes straightens the poker out again, thus showing that he is just as strong as the doctor.

    Having arranged for Helen to spend the night somewhere else, Holmes and Watson sneak into her bedroom without Dr. Roylott's knowledge. Holmes says that he has already deduced the solution to the mystery, and this test of his theory turns out to be successful. They hear the whistle, and Holmes also sees what the bell cord is really for, although Watson does not. Julia's last words about a ';speckled band'; were in fact describing ';a swamp adder, the deadliest snake in India';. The venomous snake had been sent to Julia's room by Dr. Roylott to murder her. After the swamp adder bit Julia he called off the snake with the whistling, which made the snake climb up through the bell cord, disappearing from the scene.

    Now the swamp adder is sent again to kill Julia's sister Helen. Holmes attacks the snake, sending it back through an air ventilator connected to the next room. The angry snake bites Dr. Roylott instead, and, within seconds, he is dead. Grimly noting that he is indirectly responsible for Dr. Roylott's death, Holmes remarks that he is unlikely to feel much remorse because of it.

    Doyle wrote and produced a play based on the story. It premiered at the Adelphi Theatre, London on 4 June 1910, with H. A. Saintsbury as Sherlock Holmes and Lyn Harding as Dr. Grimesby Roylott. The play, originally called The Stonor Case, differs from the story in several details, such as the names of some of the characters