Emotional eating is the practice of turn to food – consciously or unconsciously – to deal with emotions and feelings. These feelings can accompany you during most of the day but usually only when comes calm some during the day, then going on we notice them and respond to them by overeating (and because it happens many times during the day we eat is fine and only when we come home after a tiring day at work, We begin to eat and eat without being able to stop).
Since we do not know how to deal with these strong emotions, we turn our coping strategy – eating. Here is a list of truth and dare questions you can use whenever you want to play the game!
Emotional eating occurs because something is going on inside. It could be stress, it can be boring or it could be reading your soul to change the direction of your life. It can also lead to various sicknesses such as tonsil stones.
Emotional eating is an attempt to fill a gap, deal with stress, repressed emotions and feelings uncomfortable or create a state of numbness as immigrants painful emotions or difficult situations.
Emotional eating can be a way to avoid thinking about problems seemed impossible to solve them or we believe we can not deal with them.
Here are 10 common reasons for emotional eating (see if you identify with one or more of them):
• feel powerless to change your life
• feel inundated or trapped and not knowing how to move forward
• Stress and anxiety generated by emotional needs are not provided
• Access of perfectionism or fear to make mistakes or fail
• isolation and / or boredom
• feeling of insecurity
• feeling unworthy of abundance and joy life has to offer (the belief that I deserve)
• low self-esteem (non-recognition of self-worth) and a negative self-image
• attempt to fill an inner emptiness
• a sense of deprivation and prevention caused by adopting a diet and a desire to “be good” food.
Emotional eating is when we believe that we are not able to handle the situation. So not only do we feel a certain emotion, we also believe that we can not influence what happens in reality and change our life. For example, a woman who longs to improve her marriage, her job for another success or ability to express herself more creatively However, because of low self-esteem, inefficient use of skills to manage stress or non-recognition of self-worth, it will not be able to see that you have the The ability to get what she wants and improve its current reality.
Instead of staying with the terrible feeling of lack of power and powerlessness, emotional eating allows us to move our attention to something else. Get a few minutes of relief and comfort.
You can begin to identify your personal triggers emotional eating by using the list here to start being aware or unaware of what makes you turn to overeating. This is the first step in changing. So next time you feel the need to turn to food even though you are not hungry, take a minute and try to identify why you want to eat.
As soon as we become aware why we need to use this coping mechanism, we can begin to take care of old patterns that keep us stuck in this circle of emotional eating and negative emotions.