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Oct 30, 2015 8:54 AM

Do any of you guys use food for comfort? Since having Fibromyalgia I have quit smoking (yay) I actually quit cold turkey, extremely easy because it was making me sick, I quit drinking cause alcohol makes me sick and stopped drinking coffee because of the same reason. I basically have nothing for comfort except food. Anyone else?

Oct 30, 2015 10:18 AM

Melram1981, yes. I have an issue with sweets, especially chocolate! I'm trying to not replace what's eaten out because I really think I'm developing a eating disorder. Try listening to music or gentle stretches, or paying, doodle, crochet, anything to occupy and redirect your thoughts. My dog is great at that! Lol. Hugs & a prayer you can find methods to help you! 🙏🌼

Oct 30, 2015 10:21 AM

Thank you! I do color alot, but that doesnt help sometimes..lol

Oct 30, 2015 11:22 AM

Have you colored with music playing? It's a double stimulus to Detroit your thoughts. I always end up singing along, a third stimulus! I love KLove radio stations. It's contemporary Christian, very similar to pop/pop-rock, and its all uplifting. 🙏🌼

Oct 31, 2015 12:08 PM

I love to sing!!! I do it frequently. Although there are many here who are too young to know the music I listen to because I enjoy swing and The Mills Brothers, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, etc.. I also listen to country, pop, a little hip-hop and I LOVE Latin music. I love to listen, sing, dance.. I even bring my phone in the shower so I can listen to music. It's a great distraction sometimes.

Oct 31, 2015 3:10 PM

Merlram I know what u mean..I do have an issue with stress eating . although since my surgery I've not had nesr as big a appetite. However when u want to eat try using empty calories. Like popsicles popcorn even Greek yogurt or granola bars.. Just something with a bit more healthy pleasures .

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