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How Do You Feel About Your Food?

Updated on June 20, 2018
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We eat food when we’re hungry, stressed, or bored. Food affects how we feel and it should make us feel good. If you eat too little or too much, your stomach will bloat and your health and your lifestyle could be affected. That result in negative feelings towards the food.

If you are the kind of person who like to binge eat or stress eat, you might want to be careful when you’re eating. Often you hear people say “I’d go out and eat when I’m under heavy stress.” or “I eat because I am bored.”

A lot of people would use food as a coping mechanism to deal with such feelings as stress, boredom, or anxiety, or feel the joy of eating. It is true that eating can soothe and ease your feelings, but often leads to guilt and regret, and can promote negative feelings. The reason behind is because you aren’t actually coping or learn to understand the underlying problem or the cause of stress. Your self-image may suffer as you gain weight.

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“The Psychology behind Food”

We eat food everyday. Food is an essential part of our daily life. It is one of the physical needs that we need in order to go through our life. Basically psychologist study how and why people do what they do.

What kind of thoughts come to your mind when you’re stressed or feel extremely sad about your weight that you’re constantly self-conscious about it? These thoughts are known as “self-defeating thoughts” and it can cause lower perspective about oneself aka. Having low self-esteem.

Examples of self-defeating thoughts include :

  • “If I don’t make it to my target weight, I’ve failed.”

  • “ Now I can eat whatever I want, because I’ve lost weight.”

Cognitive behavioral treatment addresses how you think about your food and helps you recognize your own negative perception about your body image because of what you’re eating. By understanding your own perception and thinking patterns, not only you will have more control over what you eat, but also helps you learn using positive coping self-statements.

Examples of positive coping self-statement :

“Am I really hungry or I’m craving for food because I’m bored”

“I need to understand the cause of my overeating, so I can think of several solutions to stop me from eating too much”

“What will help me to manage weight?”

In order to lose weight, changing your perspectives about food. The management of weight is to make a change of lifestyle. You won’t lose weight efficient if you rely on short-term diet. When it comes to diet, you want to be as a lifestyle. Be aware of how food plays a role in your life, and be mindful of behavior coping strategies and positive thinking to get a healthy mind and body.

Some Do’s and Don’t for Healthy Habits


  • Keep Track of your eating habits

  • Drink water often

  • Exercise instead of eating when you are bored.

  • Be attentive of what you eat.

  • Only eat in certain settings (Dinner table)

  • Watch your portions size

  • Give yourself encouragement

  • Be gentle with yourself ( Don’t panic and stress about having cheat meals)

  • Reward yourself (Little things matter!)

  • Thinking of eating as a lifestyle change.


  • Skip meals

  • Avoid carbonated or sugary drinks (Coke, Bottled Green Tea)

  • Rely on exercise (20% exercise , 80% diet)

  • Die dieting

  • Immersed yourself in detox drink

  • Compare yourself with Social Media models

By keeping a notebook for food, you get a better understanding of what you eat and why you eat it. So do, keep a food notebook or instead use online food tracking software ( MyFitnessPal, Lose It! Lose it!) to know what you’re eating. Remember, at the end of the day, you are what you eat.

© 2018 Apollo Chen


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