Before I broke free from emotional eating, my relationship with my body was a mess. I confused true physical hunger with emotional hunger and blood sugar issues. I ate unconsciously and then wondered why I never felt satiated. The moment I felt a twinge of stress, I'd run the refrigerator.
There are many reasons we eat. Some are healthy, and some are not so healthy. The healthy reason to eat is to refuel and nourish our bodies based on actual physical hunger. The unhealthy reasons we eat do not stem from physical hunger. These are the hungers that throw us off... until we become conscious of them, that is. This is because we can't fix what we don't see. Once we are aware, we can choose differently.
There are nine primary false hungers. These are:
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Laurel Elders, PCC, CEC
Life Coach & Educator
Author of Eating With Heart: The Five Steps to Breaking Free from Emotional Eating