What you need to know about Emotional eating

"When I was overeating, I ate for many reason.

I ate because I was sad, I ate because I was angry, I ate because I was happy.

I ate because I was bored.

I ate Because I was fat. I ate because I was skinny. I ate because I was terrified of being fat again. I ate in reaction to the pressures put on me by the society that had objectified me and reduced me to only a body, without feelings,

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Are you in Control?

The phenomena of "in control” is applauded and considered the “norm” in our society. 

We want to feel in control, feel like we are enough, look perfect and portray ourselves as "having it all together..."

But the truth is, control is an illusion and it keeps you from expanding and feeling true joy in our lives. 

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will you stay ?

Stay with your body.

Stay present.

Stay Here. 

I did not like here. Here was not a place to trust.

Here was not enough. Here was not a place that I thought I can handle with my eyes open;

I believed that my salvation is not here - it is outside my body - and the faster I run away, the higher are my chances to find myself. 

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How to believe you're good enough ?

Are you constantly beating yourself up that you should be more, do more, or have something else ?

Do you find yourself pressured to be what others need you to be and in the process you lose all you are?

Do you wonder where your internalized voice “ I am not good enough" comes from ?

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Why not live as if you deserve all the pleasure-at and away from the table ?

Have you wondered if you allow yourself to savor and {enjoy More} then you would {Eat Less}?

Have you thought of how you hurry through a meal is symbolic of how you hurry in life?

We are part of the culture that celebrates it’s overachievers and pushy high flyers, the culture in which goals, growth and progress are expected to “happen yesterday”, the culture that religiously follows “time is money” dogma.

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The art of Loving and accepting your body

If you are still in the lookout for this “perfect “ diet to get you the body you’ve always dreamed of (that is if you ever accept what you think is perfect), chances are you are still stuck in the roller coaster of deprivation and self-loathing.

Diets are not sustainable. Diets are not the solution.

The reason for your attempt to over-eat and feed your emotions will still be there_ if you don’t attend to the source of the issue.

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How to turn an episode of emotional binging into powerful learning ?

"The pain will never stop.”

"I am doomed to stay in this cycle"

“There isn’t ever enough love.”

“I am a failure “

“I have to be in control”

The  harsh voices following  an emotional eating episode can be very destructive and lead us back into  the vicious diet cycle of (deprivation,binging ) which results in begetting  more blame and shame. 

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Holistic Nutrition | Emotional Constipation |

When it comes to food, nutrition and weight loss, the equation is not as simple as nutritional numbers.

Yes, we have daily recommended allowances of nutrients, calories, vitamins, cholesterol levels,  ideal body weight , just to name a few. But, It is time to put numbers in its right place and reassess our loyalty to numbers.

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