Tackling Bad Eating Habits Day 2
TV shows like Extreme Weight Loss and The Biggest Loser were so popular years ago because they help people deal with their eating habits on an emotional level. Now don't get me wrong, I don't eat every time I have an emotional issue. I'm more of a stress eater, meaning I eat when I feel overwhelmed or when I feel I don't have control of something. Some emotional eaters eat when they're sad, depressed, or when they feel lonely or abused. I used the term negative emotions because we hardly ever hear of anyone over eating because they’re happy.
In my research I found several websites, articles and tips for emotional eaters. The most helpful thing I found, talked about having a more positive outlook on life and putting yourself in the right mindset to control emotional eating. It makes perfect sense if you think about it. When you start to see yourself in a more positive light you tend to have good thoughts about yourself and those thoughts can have a calming effect on your body. Studies have shown that positive thoughts, meditation and focusing on the good things in your life can lower blood pressure and help you become more aware of your body and how you truly feel physically. Then you will be able to determine if you're actually hungry or if you just want to eat as a result of some bad or negative thing that just happened to you. Prayer and meditation can also help you listen to your body.