Monday, June 1, 2009

Emotional Eating "Why "Not" will Kill any Success"

If you tell a child he/she can't have something, a temper tantrum is a typical reaction. But what does this have to do with the person who over eats?

Back in the 70's the field of transactional analysis was born. Basically it says that within each of us there is a child and a parent. And there is the possibility of an adult.

Parents tell children what they shouldn't do and children fight back with temper tantrums. So when you tell you that you shouldn't eat something, that's your parent speaking. The child within you silently says, "I'll teach you, I'll create a temper tantrum." Who wins? Well if you were anorexic, the parent wins, if you're overweight, the child wins and you eat.

The goal is to bring out the adult within us and use more effective self communication which I'll cover in the next post.

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