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The how and the why we eat

Sunday, July 03, 2011


Making a lifestyle change involves an internal and permanent change in your relationship with food, eating, and physical activity. You recognize that the primary problem isn’t what you eat, or even how much you eat, but how and why you eat. Eating mindlessly and impulsively (without intention or awareness) and/or using food to manage your emotions and distract yourself from unpleasant thoughts—this is what really needs to change. Learning to take good care of yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually—so that you don’t want to use eating to solve problems it really can’t—is a lifelong learning process that is constantly changing as your needs and circumstances change.

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This article hit home with me. Here is a link to the article in its entirety.

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  • FLORIDASUN
    This is SO true! We do tend to eat our emotions don't we? I notice when I'm stressed, or disgusted with something in my world I immediately want comfort food. I'm trying my best to keep refueling on HEALTHY REAL food so that I won't have a hollow void in my stomach that demands attention.

    I'll go check this article out...in the meantime I'm doing pretty good with the DUKAN Diet..you know the one that the beautiful Kate Middleton used with her mother to arrive at her fabulous figure for her wedding day.

    I really like his philosophy and he is entirely truthful about how long it takes for your body to stabilize into it's new weight. It's actually a LOT longer than we think and that's why so many diets fail...we think once we reach that magic number we can let up and relax...not so! Bummer...like so much of life, it's a day to day challenge! emoticon
    3421 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/22/2011 10:14:34 AM
  • MORGANPARK
    Thanks for this. I'm going to read it tonight and copy the cookie monster pics. Love them. Is it true the cookie monster is now the veggie monster? Hope not. Some things need to be left alone. emoticon
    3439 days ago
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