It's important to know why you crave food, what lies behind weight gain, that changing your relationship with food will help you find your desired body shape. And the bottom line is that using tactics that turn out to be this weeks fad or last weeks flavour don't really help, on the contrary they're likely to be working against you. And do you ever find yourself saying things like this to yourself: I'm hopeless at dieting I can't lose weight They work for other people but not for me But if … [Read more...] about When You Crave Food
Comfort eating, emotional eating, secret eating, out-of-sync eating finds you with an overwhelming urge to binge eat. And after a sugar high you may fall into a food-induced coma. You might have feelings of guilt and shame about the habit itself and the desperation you sometimes have around wanting to get off the ever=predictable roundabout.
Some defend it, to remain stuck on the hamster-wheel
Habits get started for a reason, and comfort eating is a way of numbing feelings, when discouraged from discussing them as a kid.
Lots of families are uncomfortable about expressing their feelings but this doesn't deal with them. Instead they show up in the form of bad behaviour, compulsions, mental health issues, physical ailments and pain.
Getting free of the overwhelming drive to comfort eat changes how you behave around food and what you eat. That's when the weight will fall away, as a side benefit.
If you're reading this then I already know you know how this feels, I hear phrases like, out-of-control, the food's controlling me, I can't help myself, zoned out eating, comfort eating, secret eating. But the food cravings behaviour occurs for many different reasons. The bottom-line is that it really is a strategy and it's been learned, either from others or created by you, as a means for not feeling something else. Perhaps it's that the kitchen is your domain, and another area of … [Read more...] about Food Cravings
Emotional eaters don't always recognise it as such, because the habit was often formed way back and it's just a subconscious process, but it's more obvious when you set someone who just eats for fuel, next to an emotional eater. It's especially noticeable with the The Clean Plate Club. Have you ever eaten when you weren't even hungry, the answer is probably a resounding yes if you've been drawn to this article. So what is it about emotional eating, do you why you do it, is it a way of … [Read more...] about Emotional Eating