Why do you eat?
Think about that for a minute. “Why do you eat?”
I’ll tell you what most of my clients say:
- or it’s comforting
And if you ask a naturally thin person why they eat, do you know what they’ll say?
Wait for it! “Because I’m hungry.” That’s it. “Because I’m hungry.”
Hunger is a physical sign that your stomach is empty and needs more food.
Eating is the physical action that makes the hunger go away. So you’re treating a physical sign with a physical action.
When you use food for love, comfort, joy, procrastination, stress, fatigue or boredom, that’s called emotional eating because you’re using something physical to treat an emotion.
You must learn to separate your emotional world from your physical world if you want to reach your ideal weight.
Healthy thin people deal with their emotions in an emotional way.
- talking with a friend
- tapping (Visit Diana Tower to learn more about using EFT)
They also take care of physical problems in an physical way.
If they’re tired, they sleep rather than drinking a pot of coffee or inhaling two pounds of M&M’s for a sugar hit.
Bored? They go exercise.
So before you eat anything, simply ask yourself, “Am I hungry?”
If not, what are you feeling that’s causing you to dive head first into that bag of salty chips or sugary cookies?
Then go deal with THAT emotion in an emotional way.
Next time I’ll give you coping strategies for all the emotional reasons we eat.
Until then, simply get into the habit of asking yourself, “Am I hungry?” before you eat.
What’s YOUR biggest emotional eating trigger? Stress? Comfort? Procrastination?
I want to make sure I address it in my next video. Let me know in the comments below.
Cheers to your health,