Monday, June 22, 2009

Emotional Eating "Stress Eating"

If you click here, you'll find a post by a stress eater. This person eats under the stress of change and during times of extreme uncertainty and has fortunately learned how to temper the binges.
But there may be many who do not relate (as one post suggests) as they eat when they are bored or have nothing to do.

It's amazing that for some with emotional eating problems that they eat when they feel there's nothing to do, it's like they must always be busy doing something. It can simply be that they've learned to feel guilty for having nothing to do. This is often from basic programs received since child hood such as:
1. Don't sit around doing nothing--make yourself busy.
2. Doing nothing is wasting time.

Smokers particularly fall prey to this program after they stop smoking. They feel guilty for doing nothing with their hands so they put food into their hands and gain weight.

Noticing the guilt program is important, and then to learn how to embrace the emotion of boredom through experiencing it and leaving food out of the situation.

Click here and take the quiz to see if you're an emotional eater.

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