I can't help but notice that the majority of these issues are emotionally driven.
To cope: Anger, sadness, stress, anxiety.
Boredom/Food is there: An underlying anxiety to do something, anything, other than have to just "be" with yourself and your feelings.
Other people eating/food pushers: Wanting to be liked or fit in.
Special occasion/I deserve it: Food equals love/celebration. Why do you deserve it? What else is happening in your life that you need to make up for with food?
Clean plate syndrome: Guilt.
If you can relieve the underlying stress inducing emotions, most of these issues take care of themselves. I know I had to take a good hard look at why food was such a reward and comfort before I could lose the weight. I had to ask myself all these questions. Food was definitely fulfilling an emotional role in my life.
- 9/7/2013 12:03:59 PM