Question: What can I do when I’m feeling nervous, upset, or bored?
Answer: Remember that food is not the answer. Try to develop an “emergency kit,” filled with disaster diversion ideas, activities, etc., to go and do to avoid raiding the kitchen. Ideas could be finding a book at the library, or going into a room and finding things to throw away. Make them fun, creative, and easy to do right at that moment of possible weakness.
It can also help to use an intake journal. You won’t know where you are, or where you’re going, unless you know where you’ve been. Try starting a journal to record your food and beverage intake. As your pouch/sleeve becomes less sensitive, it’s up to you to keep track of what you’re eating and when you’re eating it. You can also record the reason for eating. Are you hungry, bored, frustrated, angry, happy or sad? Documenting your emotions to identify your areas of weakness can be very beneficial, and can help you develop new strategies of health.