BlubberBusters Tips from Lucy

How to not overeat

Kids seem to overeat for three main reasons:

1)  Comfort eating. When you are sad, mad, stressed, lonely, you tend to grab a pleasureable food to make you feel better.

2) Nervous eating. This is similar to biting your nails. When you watch TV or are stressed out you just want to munch on something, for no real reason

3) Boredom eating. We don't like not having anything to do. But we may say we are bored when actually we are nervous or stressed or just not happy.

Here's a tip:

Try hanging out with the friends you have.  Text or IM them or call them on your cell.  You can have a ban V-Day party or trash V-Day texting contest, just vent together.  Or go visit the SPCA where pets are also alone and would love to see you.  Or jump on this website in the chat room, or you can leave a V-Day post on the bulletin board.  Maybe help someone else by answering their post.  Or maybe find a way to relax or reward yourself with a special thing, like a manicure or seeing a new movie, reward yourself with something other than food.  What do you think about comforting yourself with something other than food when you can't find a friend?  And remember V-Day is pushed by commercial companies who want to make money with cards, gifts, and other stuff that they make people think they need to buy.

Make this a healthy week!

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