ANGRY Eating vs Using Food as Fuel
Weight gain is a common problem for many of us. Let’s take a look at the various reasons we allow ourselves to eat too much food and things that are so unhealthy.
Common excuses we use are: it was party time, everyone else was eating so much, it was a holiday, I did not want to hurt their feelings by eating so little, I’ve worked so hard and I deserve to have this, I’m bored, etc…. Rarely do we hear anyone saying they are eating because they are angry.
Anger eating is an attempt to hide other emotions or to compensate for something painful in our lives. Anger eating is very common. Pay Attention and ask yourself: am I eating faster and faster; am I eating foods that I know are harmful for me and then I go away feeling guilty; am I eating so much that I feel miserable when I leave the table? These are all questions that involve Anger eating.
Now, let’s consider this reality: Show me the level of your anger and I will tell you the depth of your fear. Sandwiched in between is guilt. Think about that for a moment. Anger is very powerful.
What am I telling myself that is creating this anger?
Think about: WHO do you eat with? WHAT do you eat? WHEN do you eat? WHERE do you eat? HOW do you eat?
REMEMBER: Cognitive Behavioral = My Thoughts – lead to my feeling – lead to my outward Behaviors. Thoughts are behaviors/actions; therefore, you have the power to change your thoughts and use them to problem solve vs making excuses. And, then your outward behaviors/actions will be different and healthier.
Remember: You get to make this CHOICE. THOUGHTS lead to feeling lead to BEHAVIORS. YOU DECIDE…
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