* Compulsive eating can be very distressing
Compulsive overeating can be a deeply disturbing thing to do. Deep down you know that food doesn’t help but you still do it anyway. You reach for those chocolate bars to stuff down your emotions, to forget the bad day at work or to help you feel better about a relationship that’s not working, or to take time out for yourself away from the kids, or to feel better about your body, your job, or life in general.
* Eating doesn’t help
The whole process of choosing what you are going to eat can be exciting and the pleasure of eating overwhelming. You wouldn’t do it if you didn’t get something out of it. Unfortunately eating large quantities of food is a double edged sword. On one hand it seems to help us feel better, momentarily anyway. But afterwards we are filled with remorse, guilt and even self hatred for our lack of control. The cost of our compulsive overeating far outweighs the benefits but during those few moments we are eating it is really hard to see that.
* Recovery is possible
This site will explore the possibilities for recovery from food addiction. It can be done. let me assure you. You can overcome this! I managed to do it and lose weight as well. There is no overnight solution but there are solutions this problem.
* A healthy weight is possible
Once you start working on your food problems and replace it with some healthier lifestyles, you can gradually lose weight. This kind of weight loss will be forever because along with it you will have learnt some new coping strategies too. So say good bye to compulsive eating and extra weight and hello to a new and more positive you!
Are you Addicted to Food and Just Can’t Stop Eating?
Do you think you might be addicted to food or have an emotional eating problem? Here are some of the signs from http://www.newphen24.com/ that indicate you have a problem with food and emotional overeating:
1) When life gets you down are you thinking about the problem at hand or are you thinking about food?
2) Are you working on ways to make things better or are you thinking about that fish and chip shop down the road?
3) Are you dealing with life’s problems or are you stuffing your problems down with cakes and savories. Stuffing your problems down so you can no longer think about them or have to deal with them?
4) Do you eat large quantities of food, far more than the average person would eat?
5) Do you eat more quickly? Rapidly gulping it down rather than eating it and enjoying it at a normal speed?
6) Eat so much that your stomach feels uncomfortable or have indigestion after eating?
7) Do you eat uncooked food such as cookie dough mixture and eat most of it before it even gets into the oven?
8) Do you feel embarrassed about how much you eat and often eat alone or secretively?
9) Do you feel depressed, self loathing or guilty after eating?
10) Do you obsess about food, think about buying food, preparing food or think about eating food a lot?
11) Do you steal food or take food that’s not yours even though you know you shouldn’t?
12) Do you spend money that should be for other things on food. Or spend more than you can afford on food?
13) Or perhaps you lie about the amount of food you have eaten to others?
Then you may have and emotional eating problem!
You are not alone. There are many people out there with this problem, who are addicted to food. It is one of the most common of eating problems there are. There is hope. You can overcome this problem.
Overcoming Food Addiction and Compulsive Eating
Overcoming food addiction and compulsive eating is possible. It can’t be fixed overnight and there are no instant solutions. But it can be done. So be excited that you are on the way to recovery.
An addiction to food can cause us to become overweight, have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, malnourished along with many other problems such as low self esteem, low self confidence, feelings of loss of control, feelings of isolation, loneliness and even debt.
And yet we feel so compelled to still act out this behavior. Being aware of what we are doing to our bodies is just not enough to stop our compulsive overeating. We head straight for the cookie jar despite our better judgment and for the moment we feel better.
Food becomes the solution to all our problems yet creates so many problems of it’s own. Food is like a drug is to a drug addict. Compulsive eating masks the issues going on in our life. Life can be challenging at times and our emotions can be painful. So we eat to fill the void and sooth the pain.
It is our emotions and our inability to deal with our emotions that are at the seat of a food addiction. Our emotions are caused by our thoughts so we need to start examining the thoughts that lead to these emotions.
By examining our negative thought patterns we have the ability to change them to a more healthier way of thinking and not require the food as a comfort. We can learn to comfort ourselves instead of using food as the comforter.
By changing our negative thoughts into more proactive thoughts we can learn to accept our bodies and love ourselves despite our imperfections. It is only when we are more loving to our bodies and to ourselves that we will be able to change. We can learn to cope with the challenges that life throws us with a more positive outlook. We can learn to overcome slip ups without tipping them into full blown relapses. It is our thoughts that can make or break our best intentions. And it is only from a place of self acceptance and self love that we can gently change ourselves into the people we want to be and start overcoming food addiction.
Recently i found a video on youtube talking about “The Science of Addictive Foods”, i think it will greatly help you. So say good bye to food addiction and extra weight and hello to a new and more positive you!
Share Your Story About Food Addiction
What is your story about food addiction. What is helping you with your recovery? Share it so you can help others with their recovery. Or just share your story so others can understand how is for you and perhaps offer their support. We would love to hear from you and others will benefit too!