Emotional Eating: A Step-By-Step Guide to Stop Overeating. Nourish a Healthy Relationship with Food Through Meditation. A Proven Workbook Included to Plan and Win Your Battle Against Binge Eating
If you are anything like most people, you didn't have a class in "how to deal with difficult emotions" when you were in grade school, a time in which such a thing could have been really useful.
If you had, it might have kept you from developing less-than-helpful habits such as eating, drinking, shopping, fighting, blaming, and other destructive tendencies designed to avoid and deny your feelings. Even if you didn't learn healthy ways of dealing with your feelings when you were young, it is never too late to bring compassion and understanding to your world of emotions. It is never too late to realize that all emotions are mentionable and manageable, and I'd like to add natural.
First of all, unpleasant emotions are natural and mentionable. Everyone has them and will continue to have them as long as they are alive. They are a part of us and arise out of the conditions of our existence. Even the most enlightened human beings you know have feelings of sadness and anger. They, like you, feel deeply from the heart. Unpleasant emotions are not bad or wrong. They are a natural and normal part of our shared human existence.
It's helpful to understand that for at least half of your life you will feel a little to a lot of physical or emotional discomfort. It is not your birthright to have only pleasant experiences, so maintaining that position is only going to set you up to feel even worse. When you insist you should only be happy, you will have the pain of the difficult emotion and the pain of your resistance to it. Your ability to be with the unpleasant without having to fix, deny, avoid, or run away is crucial to your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. The only way to fully experience the joy in your life is to go through the work of feeling the pain.
The first step is awareness. What are you feeling? Since you might not be used to doing this, I suggest you check in with yourself throughout the day. Name and acknowledge what feeling is present—happiness, frustration, confusion, and so on. Putting your feelings into words, called "affect labeling," can help you regulate a negative experience by changing a part of your brain associated with emotions and subsequent reactions. In other words, knowing what you're feeling can give you a little distance from it, allowing you to take a deep breath (literally and metaphorically).
Once you have identified what you're feeling (and taken a deep breath), you are on your way to managing it. You don't have to like it or want it, but accepting that a feeling is present (because it is) is a sane approach to reality. You will never win a fight with a difficult emotion. If you face an emotion, acknowledge it, label it, and accept its presence, then it will begin to soften and eventually fade away. All emotions (just like everything else in life) are impermanent and manageable.
In this book you will find:
What is Emotional Eating?Symptoms of Binge EatingDiets and Their Bad SidesFinding the Right Food BalanceTypes of Eating DisordersTreatment for Binge Eating DisorderHow to Ensure the Eating Disorder Never Comes BackFrequently Asked QuestionsAnd More
If you want to learn how to distinguish between emotional hunger and true hunger, all you have to do is start browsing through this book which, in depth, will guide you from understanding the fundamental concepts to solving the problem.
And it certainly can be a good opportunity to explore your inner journey and find out if emotional eating is really your problem and how to overcome it.
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