Most of us are emotional eaters and we shove anything and everything we can find into our mouths, when we address the root cause we can then make healthier choices, and deal with what’s causing us to find love and comfort in food.
A few factors that influence emotional eating:
1: Hormonal imbalances
2: Highly strung emotionally
3: Major life events – divorce, marriage, loss, looking for financial relief.
Stop looking for love in your fridge and cupboards, here’s how:
1: Buy healthy snacks and foods, foods with low sugar content or no sugar even better yet.
2: When tempted to eat something and you not hungry, create a distraction for yourself, this is my personal favorite:
keep a coloring book or paper and pen around, this is a fantastic distraction tool, I forget about eating.
3: Drink water, most times we are dehydrated rather than hungry, our brain tells us to eat, instead drink water or make some herbal tea.
4: Most important face the issue causing the emotional eating, ask yourself will I honestly feel better or guilty after I eat all of that.
How to deal with the emotions you are facing, some personal tips tried and tested:
1: Speak up – talk about your emotions, this is a healthy way of dealing with emotional eating, talk to a counsellor or a close friend.
2: Write about your feelings and emotions, this is for your eyes only and burn the letter thereafter, this allows us to feel lighter and letting go is beneficial.
3: Excercise – your seratonin levels increase, happy feel good emotions surface.
4: Meditate – quiet time to listen to your thoughts, find peace and time spent in stillness, bring the answers we are searching for.
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