What else can I do to comfort myself?
Look elsewhere for comfort and have some alternative activities besides eating. When we ask our patients for suggestions on what they might do, they invariably come up with great ideas like reading a book, taking a walk, making a phone call or doing some housework.
Who can I count on for support?
Have a support system in place where you can communicate your feelings. When you recognize a trigger feeling, call a friend or family member for support.