Eating tagged posts
Monday, July 10, 2017 Comfort Food
Comfort eating may be the one class of emotional eating that has its own food category (“comfort foods”). Many of us can simply name our fave go-to comfort treat that encourages the cozy or reassuring experience we often seek comfort eating .
When life gets hard, or stressed, or exhausting, comfort eating can quickly get out of control, and when you don’t have many reserves left, it can be tricky to strike back. We should be truthful, infrequently it can be difficult to even find the motivation to want to try.
Here’s the thing. Taking charge of comfort eating doesn’t need to be almost as tough as so many people make it. Many times, misguided attempts to stop it are really making the issue worse. There’s a better way. I am going to tell you what it is.
Struggles with eating to ‘feel better”...Read More
Sunday, April 23, 2017 Comfort Food
We’ve been fed a lot of research in recent years showing that we eat for all sorts of bad reasons – from boredom, depression and loneliness to anything we consider a celebration. The only good reason to eat, is feeling hungry. However, nutrition experts are acknowledging that emotional eating isn’t all that bad. To crave comforting foods when we have negative feelings can help us cope.
It is the norm in our society to mark special occasions with food. Few of us have ever had a slice of cake at a colleague’s birthday party because we needed the nourishment. You can give yourself permission to eat just because you’re sad or happy, or because it feels good, but you need to do it with restraint.
You don’t have to deny yourself comfort food, as long as you don’t overindulge...Read More