We’ve all been there – at the end of a feast and still wanting … something more.
Feeling unsatisfied, you consider a sweet treat.
I’ll bet it does!
Because, by Nature, we are designed to seek pleasure and avoid pain.
When it comes to our relationship with food, the equation generally looks something like this:
Feel Pain + Eat Food = feel better
It is not uncommon to “numb” or escape the pain of a hard day or an uncomfortable emotion with foods of all sorts.
The next time you find yourself drowning your sorrows in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, have the awareness that you’re seeking pleasure through food because of painful feelings or emotions. Then enjoy every 👏 single 👏 bite of it!
Because when you aren’t experiencing pleasure from your food, your brain will continue to try to find it.
This often manifests in over eating or binge eating, excessive snacking or food cravings.
It only becomes a problem when you deem it one. When the eating challenge or unwanted behavior feels like it’s hurting you more than it’s helping you.
As an Eating Psychology Coach trained in Mind Body Nutrition, I have the know-how and experience to help you recognize when your unwanted eating behaviors are hurting more than they’re helping you.
If you’d like to explore your relationship with food and finally put an end to the cycle of shame and guilt you have around food, let me help you.
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