It is no easy job to identify them, the woman dropping kids off at school appears usual, talks usual, and does things in a usual way but when she is at home alone she eats tons of food and drinks wine by herself. Does that sound like you? If it doesn’t, then it probably does to your next door neighbor and you wouldn’t even guess it.
The domestic life which most of us live today is filled with people who feel by themselves, unhappy, melancholy, uptight, over-anxious, exhausted, and disheartened. People either deal with these feels in a healthy way like calling your best friend or exercising or unhealthy like stuffing yourself with food to feel better.
For the men and women who devour food to feel better, it’s a friendless journey. You gorge on food in the privacy of your own home, don’t love yourself, and the reasons you started eating in the first place haven’t gone anywhere when you are done eating. Do the questions below hit a chord in you? If so then you probably have a problem with emotional eating.
Do you eat food just because?
Physical hunger can wait until food is available and it doesn’t care if the food is healthy or unhealthy. Emotional hunger is immediate and impulsive and usually craves specific unhealthy foods.
Do you go to the pantry instead of dealing with your issues?
Filling yourself with food instead of coming to terms with your feelings can bring up your level of stress and your blood pressure resulting in you experiencing more depression then before.
Do you regularly overeat high carb, high fat foods?
You should be making ‘healthy’ food choices 90% of the time and 10% of the time choosing ‘fun’ foods. If this equation is out of whack on a regular basis, then it’s time to take control of your emotional eating.
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