By Euro Weekly News Media • 10 March 2016 • 18:00
COMFORT EATING: Food should be a pleasure.
THERE was a survey compiled on women some time back that revealed that those unhappy in their job were more likely to comfort eat. I would take it one step further and say that women unhappy with many things in their life would be more likely to comfort eat. I may even go another step further and say that I know men that comfort eat.
We all comfort eat from time to time, it’s nice to indulge, food should be a pleasure right? However the fine line is crossed when it starts to become an every day habit that you are finding hard to control. When it starts to affect your weight and your health, it no longer feels good. You end up feeling awful, guilty and frustrated that you cannot find the discipline to get back on track.
It’s incredibly important to recognise and acknowledge the signs that are leading you to comfort eat, or even comfort drink for that matter. Alcohol is also a huge contributor to weight gain as far as I’m concerned, wine is a huge culprit.
Some of the clients I have dealt with in the past have had psychological obstacles in their path that have led them to require my service.
They have sought help with diet and food etc, but after drilling down and getting to know exactly what makes them tick, I see it is often something deep they are not dealing with which is continuing to sabotage their weight, health and well-being.
Comfort eating will release feel good endorphins and make you feel great for a short time, but then what?
You will feel awful again, your weight will fluctuate. You will feel like you are going around in circles and never getting where you need to go.
There is no simple solution, there never is, but you only get one you.
It really is up to you to decide what is more important to you in the long term, and go with it.
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