When you feed your emotions....
Don't let your moods and emotions eat...
Oh! I am so bored, let see what's in the fridge..This lesson is
monotonous, so I am munching some Pringles for company. My favourite
show is on TV today and it goes best with my favourite Pizza. I am so
mad at the Hindi actress Aishwarya, I want to bite her like this
murukku.I miss my friend Dulika after she moved, these cream buns remind
me of our childhood days.
If you identify with any of these thought patterns, you are likely to
be an Emotional Eater. This is when you feed your thoughts and moods
rather than a good appetite. Many over-weight or obese people eat though
they're not hungry or are under some form of stress.
So whether you follow diets or work out religiously, you have not
figured the root cause: being subject to emotions. That's why your mood
determines the food you eat.
When you are hungry, you are not particular about the type of food
and will be level headed enough to make a healthy choice; whereas, in
emotional eating, you will want a chocolate pastry right now and nothing
else will suffice.
Next time be aware of your emotion creeping up on your tummy. Ask
yourself, "Am I really hungry right now?"
Take up an activity or sport, or simply do some mild exercises to
lose a craving.
While cramming for exams, my elder brother chose grapes or apples to
chips. Now he has a healthy and athletic build. What we eat at a younger
age will take us a long way while hitting the 50s and 60s.
Affirm "my body is a healthy temple". Affirmations can work
miraculously as we constantly attract our thoughts. If you treat your
body like a garbage can; only junk food will be thrown in, which also
influences behavioural patterns like lethargy and irritability. Learn to
respect and love your body, so that only the best offerings enter the
If you stressed out, hit the beach to calm you down. My best are
pillows that alternate as punching bags to get it all out of the system,
especially when I am angry with someone or frustrated when things don't
work my way. Then comes my favourite part, I bless them.
Now you know the secret of dealing with emotion and food, so starting
working on the curvaceous figure you always wanted!