By Susan Albers
Food has the facility to briefly alleviate tension and disappointment, increase pleasure, and produce us convenience after we want it so much. it really is no ask yourself specialists estimate that seventy five percentage of overeating is prompted through our feelings, now not actual starvation. the excellent news is you could as a substitute soothe your self via dozens of aware actions which are fit for either physique and mind.
Susan Albers, writer of Eating Mindfully, now bargains 50 how one can Soothe your self with out Food, a suite of mindfulness talents and practices for enjoyable the physique in occasions of pressure and finishing your dependence on consuming as a way of dealing with tricky feelings. you are going to not just observe effortless how one can soothe urges to overeat, you will additionally how to differentiate emotion-driven starvation from fit starvation. achieve for this booklet rather than the fridge subsequent time you are feeling the urge to snack-these possible choices are only as satisfying!
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Eating to stave off boredom. Feeling emotionally empty most of the time despite being well-fed physically. Seeking a particular kind of food like, chocolate, because it seems to change your mood. Preparing or buying treats so that you’ll have them just in case you’ll “need” them. Tending to overeat at important or stressful events like family reunions and business meetings. Eating leads to guilt when you do it for soothing rather than to stop physical hunger. who is this book for? This is a great book for all types of emotional eaters.
But she didn’t really taste one bite. Eating automatically in a robotic way is a familiar act for her and it creates a familiar feeling. Sometimes Kelly gets so caught up worrying while she’s driving that she heads to work instead of to the grocery store as she had intended. The same kind of zoning out happens when she thinks about her kids while she reads a novel. She can’t remember anything she just read. For emotional eaters like Kelly, routine activities, such as eating, provide a prime opportunity to slip into a different state of consciousness.
It distracts from the original problem and places the pain directly under the person’s control. It is that person’s way of calming down, even it if it is potentially harmful. A number of clinical disorders are associated with problems of self-soothing. Addictive behaviors (drugs, alcohol, gambling), obsessive-compulsive disorder, obesity, anorexia, bulimia, and borderline personality disorder are but a few examples. When your self-soothing skills are not well developed, this can be a major problem.
50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food by Susan Albers