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Natural, Healthy Highs

When we emotionally eat, we are trying to change the way we feel.  We feel uncomfortable with a situation or an emotion.  We look to food to alter our emotions. Rather than emotionally eat, try these natural, healthy highs:  When you have one of those challenges, when the refrigerator is calling your name, when the gallon of ice cream is screaming your name, when a Hershey is about to move closer to you, when that kiss is about to kiss you, think about these one at a time BEFORE going to the food. 

Close your eyes and visually paint an emotional picture of the feeling – IT DOES MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD.  It will give you the strength to come out of the kitchen or the refrigerator.  What you’re looking for is NOT in the kitchen!


A hot shower; 

No lines at the grocery store;

Hearing your favorite song on the radio; 

Taking a drive on a road with beautiful scenery;

Listen to children laughing;

A bubble bath;

Sweet dreams;

Run through the sprinklers;

Having someone play with your hair;

A back rub;

Feel you are beautiful, inside and out;

Accidentally overhear someone say something nice about you;

Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep;

Making new friends or spending time with old ones;

Holding hands with someone you care about;

Running into an old friend and realize that some things (good or bad) never change;

Watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a much-desired present from you;

Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply and their arms fit all the way around you;

Knowing you’ve done the right thing, no matter what other people think;

Lying in bed and listening to the rain;

Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another day;

Loving yourself.

Believe In Yourself,

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