Saturday, July 7, 2012
Emotions are our partners in weight loss management. Emotions are indicators of how things are going on in our lives. They control our thinking, behaviour and actions. Ignoring emotions may lead to physical illness. Negative emotions like fear, anxiety, frustration cause different chemicals released than when you feel happy, content, loved accepted.
When we eat to satisfy our emotions more than hunger, that is emotional eating. In emotional eating we eat to obtain or maintain a feeling. When eating becomes the main strategy a person uses to manage emotions, then there is a probability of weight gain.
To avoid emotional eating: know your emotions and control them. Suppressing them or denying that they exist is entirely different. Consider your options - think of two different ways to respond as there is different ways to act.
Change your perspective. Learn to be optimistic and laid back. Nobody is perfect in everything but if you believe that you are a failure unless you are perfect in every way; you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of unhappiness.