i'm so stressed out, and this food will really calm me down. and the truth is, a food trance is real and i deserve it--i can't always be eating uncomforting stuff.
thank heaven i have learned some yoga tools of the trade. i can change the focus of my thoughts, gently, from one thing to another. i can still my mind, and discover what calmness lies beneath the frantic food chatter of my mind. calmness is my center, and is unrelated to food. food can numb me, but cannot actually calm me. once numb, the chatter of shame and despair will start up, and that is hardly calm!