|Emotional Eating Can Ruin Your Life
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Emotional Eating Can Ruin Your Life
Emotional eating that contributes dozens of extra pounds can ruin your life. Your self esteem can take a big hit causing you to constantly sell yourself short, miss out socially, and contribute to stagnation in your career.
Yet, when you know the secret to managing emotions, emotional eating can be handled and excess pounds dissolved.
To accomplish this goal, it's necessary to understand that there are three types of over eating. First there is eating from habit. The second type is emotional eating and the third type is self defeative eating.
There is a process to the successful managing of food intake. We first begin by assuming that the desire to eat is habitual in nature. Habitual eating is being at a certain place at a certain time--like stopping by Dunkin Doughnuts on the way to work. The most effective means of handling habitual eating is awareness such as a basic thinking technique wherein you ask yourself if you really want to stop. Your answer is either "Yes, I want to stop, " or, "No, let's skip it."
A "No," answer means that you pass by and it was habitual eating that you eliminated. If the answer, is "Yes," and you stop for the doughnut, then you are dealing with emotional eating.
The first step to handle emotional eating is to acknowledge the predominate emotion when you had the thought of eating. The goal is to isolate that emotion and choose to feel it instead of diluting it with food.
Making this choice means that you leave food out of your life for the moment and have freed yourself of emotional eating. If you fall into temptation it means that you either have:
1. To yet learn to feel the emotion (many of us have learned to avoid certain emotions and our beliefs about them keep us from feeling them) or;
2. A fear of being thin.
Self defeative eating is actually a fear of being thin because you might not live up to your expectations of yourself. For instance, the excess pounds you carry have been an excuse for not achieving success, friends, skills...
To conquer self defeative eating it's important to focus on overcoming your fears of the future. The best advice is to read self help books—even basic ones like Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz or Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer--listen to self improvement cds, take adult education classes, build your self esteem and self confidence. Of course these are great things to do anyway, but particularly so if you're a self defeative eater.
approach to managing weight involves asking important questions "What
is missing? Why are you not getting the results you've been promised?"
It is clearly insane to keep dieting when the results are so poor.
It's more important to gain a grasp on how to handle emotional
eating--eating emotional stress than it is to read the scale. Besides
focusing on the scale doesn't empower you to be a better more
enlightened person, whereas learning how to overcome emotional eating
empowers you in all aspects of your life. If you're a sales person,
you'll be a better sales person. If you're an assembly line worker,
you'll be a better assembly line worker; a mother, a better mother...
Overall, you'll build self worth and find that what you really want to
eat is far more nutritious and less in quantity than you ever before
Richard Kuhns B.S.Ch.E. NGH certified, a prominent figure in the personal development field. His goal is to provide all the tools one needs to successfully deal with emotional eating.