WHAT IS EMOTIONALLY EATING: Eating, often excessively, as a response to stress, boredom, unhappiness, or other emotional condition, rather than as a response to physical hunger: Prolonged loneliness can lead to a number of unhealthy habits, including emotional eating.

I have been on an intermittent fasting lifestyle for about three months now,
sometimes, I am strict with it, and when my cycle (period) comes around, I tend
to fall short.

When I have down days with my intermitting fasting, I tend to go at it with my eating. It’s like I can’t get enough food and snacks.

Over the past three weeks, I have changed my lifestyle by adding some form
of physical activities like kickboxing and weight training.

Over this past weekend, I let loose; I had so many snacks that I was shocked;I had chips, cookies, fried food, and chocolates. I usually have more self-control,but not this past week at all.

At first, I thought it was just my period coming, so I might be craving
things I shouldn’t eat, and I might need a bit of comfort that I might get from
snacking.

When I started to question if my intermitting fasting was even working and
maybe I should give up, is when I was like, “OH SHIT.”

It’s been hard for me since I returned from my Trip to Canada, I came back
to many changes, and I also came back with the urgency to get out of this dam
country and move back to Canada.

I left my sister’s place filled with love, joy and laughter. I came back to
an empty apartment.

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I don’t have any social life, my break-up has been a good 4 to 5 months now,
and there was my answer to why I ate so many snacks. I am lonely.

It doesn’t help that this is one of my favourite times of the year, and I hate
spending it in Trinidad.

 I love when I go home (Canada) for
the holidays, but I told myself that this would be my last Christmas in Trinidad,
and because I am moving, I’ll stay this Christmas for my dad.

Being alone around this time of year is one of the hardest thing for me to
do, my son is also very far away, and I wish we could meet up in Ontario like we
always do.

I have been eating my sadness, my loneliness and my frustrations.

I have no intention of making myself feel like more shit than I already do,
and I will not punish myself by starving myself to compensate for the damage I
did over the weekend.

I need to find healthy ways to deal with this sadness.

Any suggestions?