I was raised with the notion that food=love, food=comfort, etc. It's so ingrained in my being that I usually can't stop myself. I want to be as close to 100% raw vegan as possible, and I know I can if I am able to find some way to halt the emotional eating (I was strictly raw vegan a few years ago, before I met my soon to be x-husband and before I became a Mom). Any time I am stressed, sad, under pressure, bored.....in I go to the kitchen and eat eat eat even though I am not hungry. I catch myself every time, and even though I tell myself it's completely emotional and I am not hungry....the hand still feeds the mouth. I only have raw vegan foods at home, so at least I am not binging on junk food. But if I am out, I do eat cooked non vegan stuff.
I want to feel as good as I did when I was completely raw vegan! I am currently overweight and don't have half the energy I used to have just a few years ago.
Does anyone have any advice? Perhaps some herbs that may help with this? I am still nursing my little one so it would have to be breastfeeding safe.