This was set as homework for me by my dietitian but I thought it might be helpful to share my list of coping strategies with others.
How to manage feelings of guilt after eating:
- Go for a walk, don’t over exercise or do it to compensate though. Be cautious of using this one. It can be helpful but it could turn become disordered.
- Have a bath.
- Paint your nails.
- Do a jigsaw puzzle.
- Watch something.
- Play a game.
- Talk to someone.
- Listen to music.
- Play with a pet.
- Social networking or blogging.
- Make an amazon wishlist.
I think the most important thing is that it grabs your attention. I know that my concentration isn’t the best so it works better for me to do something like a jigsaw than to watch something. It has to work for you.