Do you have a “complicated” relationship with food?
If you find yourself having unwanted food experiences, such as intense food cravings, overeating, emotional eating, or feeling out of control when you eat, try the worksheet below.
You can do this exercise any time you have an episode of eating that feels stressful, upsetting, or unwanted. Repeat this exercise as often as you like, to gain more insight into your eating habits and get ideas about how to change them.
What happened before the event took place?
Step 1: After you have an episode or unwanted food / eating experience, write down all the stuff that was happening just before that episode happened. For instance: Where were you? What were you doing? What were you thinking? What were you feeling?
Where were you?
What were you doing?
What were you thinking?
What were you feeling?