Even though I blog about healthy living and promote the lifestyle does not imply that I’m 100% on the mark all the time.
I’m far from perfect.
Just ask my husband, my kids, and my friends.
So when asked recently if I’ve ever struggled with emotional eating, that would be a definite
Hell to the yes!
I am after all, human.
I tend to NOT have an appetite when stressed or anxious or worried, but the times when I felt sad, unloved, or alone I felt hungry.
Deep down I knew I was trying to feed a hunger; but it wasn’t hunger of the nutritional persuasion, but something much different.
But in the moment those “hunger pains” feel the same. You want something to make it feel better.
And this is where we have to stop the cycle.
Being human means we feel so much of our world. We experience tragedy and huge successes. We experience boredom, jealousy, envy, unworthiness, and self-importance. There’s so many emotions that come and go in a lifetime.
Trying to make ourselves “not feel” to control the binging, in my opinion, will never work.
It’s where we find satisfaction that’s the issue.
I can’t stop being human and I can’t stop what other people (and life, for that matter) throw my way.
I can change how I choose to deal with it, one emotion at a time.
Do you find yourself feeding something? Have you used food to “feel better”? Was there a particular emotion or event that set the cycle in motion?
How did you feel after you ate it?
**photo credit: hang_in_there