All those good eats that managed to sneak a residence in your body just gotta get evicted somehow. This usually leads to emotional pressure lowering the self-esteem. It is also well known that the more you eat the more you have a better mood. How can you overcome emotional eating? How can you take an advice from someone that lowering the food intake will make you healthy?
The healthy state includes also how you feel from the inside, if not satisfied for any reason regarding your body image or eating behavior this might lead to a dark place of depression. It is difficult yet effective for training the self to a new way of life. If you can get through your first two weeks – you will come out thinking and feeling completely different.
This issue is common between people however most decide to keep it in a secretive zone. About 40% of people tend to eat more when stressed, while about 40% eat less and 20% experience no change in the amount of food they eat when exposed to stress.
How to verify that you have an emotional eating disorder?
The signs are obvious but can vary from person to person these are the common ones:
- Hiding empty containers of food after finishing it.
- The guilt feeling after eating.
- Feeling an urgent need to eat.
- Eating in response to emotions without hunger.
- Over eating large portions of food than normal.
- Appearing to eat normally during meal times, and then eating large amounts of food when others are not around.
There are 3 main eating emotional triggers:
- Thinking of the self in a negative way leading to negative self-image and this is caused by thinking too much from this aspect “THOUGHTS”.
- Filling the void of loneliness or general fatigue. If this feeling prolonged then the emotional eating starts “EMOTIONAL”.
- If having friends that are obese and already eat in large proportions. This type of company can encourage you to eat more influenced by the power of the crowd “SOCIAL”.
Emotional Eating Diet Plan
Being aware that you are entering the phase of eating not because of hunger but because of an emotional trigger is half of the remedy. It is always important to fill the gap or the void with something distracting but relevant to you. Like read an interesting novel or magazine. Talk to a friend over the Facebook or phone. Do some house work or wash the car. Write your thoughts on what makes you sad, happy, and mad or whatever state you desire.
Yes, eating a lot feels so darn good to many but so does many other things. Today, calorie-dense food loaded with salt, sugar and fat is everywhere. Advertisements and social cues bombard us to eat.
Many of our brains’ pathways are linked to appetite which once triggered keeps on thinking about appetite. Many might go for appetite suppressants which could be a temporary solution and is also fine. But you can’t always get hooked up on it. Today it’ll suppress the appetite but after a while the brain will suppress its suppressing effect once it understands its mechanism of action.
If you are already overweight it’s advised to try fat burners (e.g. Phen375) during the rehabilitation phase. It usually takes from 40 to 60 days to start controlling the emotional eating completely and start seeing actual results. Self-control is the number one best management for emotional eating. Establishing that will determine your successful rhythm in losing weight and gain more confidence.
A bold fact, based on Oprah’s published study she says: only about one in ten emotional eaters succeeds in changing his or her behavior for longer than five years. So it is up to you to decide whether you want to be the other nine or the one.