Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Emotional Eating "Rules for Observation"

To observe is simply to observe without judgements or coming to conclusions.

So you have an occasion where you "pig out." Observing means that you are free of any judgements about that experience such as, "I pigged out." That's a judgment. Or to call yourself stupid or dumb or a pig for over eating is simply coming to a conclusion about you.

To observe is to simply think, "I ate more than I desired and I was feeling bored." That's it--nothing more. There's no good or bad, right or wrong behavior.

It's a challenge to observe and be free of coming to conclusions. With practice you will improve your skill. The bigger challenge is to acknowledge what emotion you might be feeling at the time. Let me know how you are doing.

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