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Dealing with PMS, Cravings and Emotions While Recovering

by nina on February 28, 2012

emotional eatingIn this week’s Q&A a reader has asked how to deal with the overwhelming urge to overeat during the PMS time and I am sure that many of you relate to this.

Not only do cravings arise during PMS, but they can come up and be overwhelming during stressful times in our lives, whenever there are big changes or perhaps just when we feel “off” emotionally and the turn to food to “fix” it, to numb it, to give us comfort and “get us through”…

Of course if this works at all, it is a temporary, band aid solution and there comes a point where it does not work at all anymore, or the side effects and impact on our lives from another binge eating or overeating episode are so great that we a forced to find a new solution.

The good news in all of this is that there IS a new solution.

Watch the latest Dealing With Emotional Issues in Recovery Video to get some inspiration that what you are going through is normal and that you can learn new ways to deal with PMS, emotional upsets and coping with life in general by using new tools and not having to turn to food.


There is a way to cope with PMS, stress, emotional upsets and life in general without using food to numb out.

I know this because not only have I been completely recovered for the last 7 years, but I have had MAJOR turmoil, emotional issues, major life changes and devastating events happen – and I did NOT have to turn to food to deal with any one of them.

That is the power of true recovery.

That is the freedom that you get.

You can take whatever life throws at you, good and bad, and NOT have to turn to food.

But we do need new coping skills, which I also discuss in the video at 5 mins and give you some tips to get started…

As always, I would love to hear your feedback – which you can post in the comments below!

Love and Service
Nina

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Ioanna March 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

Hi Nina

I feel blown away!!!!!!!!
I am reading your e-book and it is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
This morning i got rid of the scale and of diet sodas and I could eat normal!!!!!!!!!!!
I want to hug you and thank you a hundred times!!!!!!!

Ioanna

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nina March 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

Hi Ionna,

I am beyond happy for your success and taste of freedom!
This is just the beginning of a beautiful journey of freedom, self discovery
and finally breaking free of the bondage of an eating disorder.

Please stay in touch and share with everyone your triumphs, questions and anything else!

Love and Service

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Jenny February 29, 2012 at 7:13 am

Hi Nina!
I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work & dedication to helping those of us with ED. It has been the hardest battle of my life and I am glad to say that I am winning! You have been a great role model for me and I loved your E-Book! Your approach has been the only one that has worked for me. I’m now excited to go out to eat and order things that I would never try before. It feels like I’m truly living. Thank you for showing us what true freedom looks like. I will always be so grateful to you.

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nina February 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Thanks Jenny!
I understand completely how frustrating and devastating it is… that is why I continue to dedicate myself to doing this wrk and providing support and hope that complete recovery IS possible1
I am so happy for you and your newfound freedom – that is what it is all about!
It is such a pleasure to be of service to you and so many others.

Nina

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Jennifer February 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Thankyou Nina for another great video. They are so helpful & positive. Xx

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nina February 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Thanks Jennifer!!
Keep posting any other questions, challenges or victories that you have!

Nina

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