I don't think I'm alone in this. Sometimes I am not at all hungry, yet I have the urge to eat and eat and eat and eat because I can. Because I want to. Because nobody can stop me. And sometimes there isn't a clear direct reason that has triggered these feelings. At least not that I've been able to uncover. Maybe it's just that comfortable old habit that I miss. The instant gratification and satisfaction of doing what I want to do even though I know it's wrong. It's the compulsion talking. It really hasn't gone away the way I want it to. Maybe it never will.
I need to think a lot about things that sustain me or "nourish my soul" other than food when these moods strike. Writing is one way, talking to my friends is another, and exercising is a third. Reading is also good but the fact that I'm reading "Eat Pray Love" probably is not helping curb the desire to do impulsive crazy things.
I'm looking for suggestions. What kinds of things have you found in which to immerse yourself to find off those old urges? Is there some way you "take care of yourself" without food that others could try?