Ending Emotional Eating
Ending Emotional Eating
This guide will give you a great overview of emotional eating. Learn the steps to overcome it & stop the blind weight gain.
Emotional eating, despite being stereotyped as funny, is a serious issue. If you think you may suffer from this relatively common eating disorder, there are some signs and symptoms to begin with that may help you identify whether or not this is what you’re struggling with. If you have a binge eating disorder or emotional overeating problem, you may stuff food in and not even really taste it or realize what you’re doing. It’s as though you are “out of it” and just mindlessly stuffing food into your mouth.
Emotional overeating can make a person feel imprisoned – no way out of the cycle of feeling sad, angry, anxious, and eating to alleviate the emotional pain. Many people with emotional overeating disorders feel really embarrassed and hateful of themselves after they’ve got through with an eating binge. The problem, of course, is that these negative feelings may make you reach for more food for comfort.
Sometimes, emotional overeaters will eat and eat to comfort themselves, and then feel sick afterward. Obviously, this is your body’s way of telling you you’ve eaten far too much more than is good for you; but for emotional overeaters, this sickness does not necessarily deter the next binge.
Like alcoholics, those who struggle with emotional overeating may be unconsciously using food as a drug. Eating numbs or dulls the emotions that might be too hard to deal with otherwise. Studies indicate a strong correlation between depression and emotional overeating. Ironically, sometimes as depression grows worse a sufferer loses weight; weight loss means the sufferer is not eating as much, and therefore not engaging in his or her coping mechanism.
If you are gaining weight and you can’t seem to figure out why, this is (ironically) a sign that the problem may lie with emotional overeating. As noted above, you often don’t know you’re doing it when it comes to emotional overeating. You may even be working out regularly and preparing healthy meals and still gaining weight, because you are mindlessly eating other foods when you feel negative emotions.
What You’ll Learn
- Introduction & Overview
- What Causes Emotional Eating?
- How To Eat To Stop Emotional Overeating
- How To Be Honest With Yourself
- Lifestyle Choices: The First Step To Overcome Emotional Eating
- Nutritional Treatments For Emotional Overeating
- Alternative Therapies For Emotional Overeating
- Weight Loss Surgery: Can It Help With Emotional Overeating?
- And Much More!