How to fight emotional eating?

How to fight emotional eating?
 

Are you gaining weight because you fight against stress, nervous shocks and other problems by eating a lot of food? Do you feel psychological dependence? Then this article is for you. Here’s what psychologists advice.

Overeating is a striking feature of psychological dependence. Instead of trying to understand our real needs and desires, fears, the reasons of anxiety and bad mood, people prefer to hide and solve it by eating something delicious. Usually people choose something that has a lot of calories and becomes a reason of weight gain.

Track of your emotional state releases you from this addiction. Whenever an unpleasant thought hits your head, psychologists recommend to try one technique.

Usually anxiety is followed by such thoughts like: “What if I fail?”, “What if I would have done differently?” They are intrusive and difficult to get rid of, so when they come, pay attention to your body senses whether you feel muscle tension, or changes in heart rate, breathing, pain in the abdomen, chest and other parts of the body. After analyzing the state of mind, focus on your breath.

Feel every breath and the discomfort will disappear. It can distract you and breathing practice time, so if this is the case, imagine that all unpleasant thoughts are flying away from you. Nothing difficult, but the effect is guaranteed!

 

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