Your Diet And Nutrition: Are You An Emotional Eater?
Eating Impulsively is a Dead Sure Sign You are Eating the Wrong Foods!
Sick People Eat Sick People Foods
Many people suffer from the same eating problems, but among those eating issues, there is one that stands out. Emotional eating. For most people, it is the leading cause of abnormal weight gain, sickness and disease, as you end up compensating for your emotional distress by sitting down for a large snack.
Emotional eating is indicative of eating the wrong foods–commercially manufactured, processed foods, all of which have low-nutritional or no nutritional value whatsoever.
These fake food manufacturing companies are in the business of making huge profits. They are NOT in the business of growing and distributing organic whole foods, live foods. The artificial foods they produce are FAKE foods–sick people foods.
And they TASTE GOOD! They are meant to taste good…they are intentionally created to cause a drastic increase in dopamine levels in your brain. You feel good for about 1-3 hours. And then you are hungry, again. In fact, you feel like you are starving! So guess which foods you automatically grab for…? More fake food–more sick people food, which makes you feel all warm and cozy inside!
In addition to commercially processed foods having little or no nutritional value, and creating dopamine and other chemical imbalances in your body, these foods, including meat, chicken, turkey, pork and fish are incredibly difficult for the whole of your digestive system to break down and process.
And when the body has to work so hard to break down these fake foods you daily stuff into your body, and you resultingly get so little nutrition out of these processed foods, you are literally starving to death! And you don’t even know–recognize this as the truth of your sick person starvation diet!
The end result is that you have a
- poor immune system against fungal, bacterial and viral infections.
- You begin to experience tremendous weight gain.
- You are constantly running to your local family doctor.
- He or she prescribes antibiotics.
- This weakens your immune system, even more,
- resulting in increasing and more frequent infections, until disease sets in.
An early death in life is really all you have to look forward to, after decades of illness and fighting disease, which inevitably eats you alive…from the inside…
This is the life of the emotional eater, who mindlessly eats, whatever feels good, without so much as a second thought of eating to be healthy.
Keeping Your Own Private Eating Journal
Every time you eat anything, you need to write down your state of mind in your food journal. Were you
- feeling tired,
- happy or energetic? Just writing a few words about how you felt at the time you decided to eat can make a world of difference when it comes time to analyze your eating behaviors.
While your emotions are a good starting point, if you want to get even more in depth in your journal, you should go ahead and make that extra effort. At the end of each day, make a note about what happened during that day.
Were the events good or bad?
Did they lead to you eating more than you normally would have?
Once you analyze your emotions in regard to your hunger levels and how often you eat your meals, you may be able to find a pattern which you can use to become a more aware and more proper eater. Maybe you’ll find that you eat more when you’re depressed, even if you do not feel that hungry. Or perhaps you will find that you bolster happy days with food to make you feel even better.
The ultimate goal of any food journal you create is to be able to track your dietary patterns to see what needs to be changed if you hope to lose weight. While the core of your food notebook should be based on what you eat and how much of it you ate, you should also take the time to write about
- your state of mind,
- how often you eat,
- and where you have your meals.
While these facts may seem useless at first, they can provide you with a number of interesting observations about what you need to change if you hope to lose weight.
And you can only lose weight, if keeping this food journal wakes you up into a higher level of consciousness, regarding the need to change your negative dietary lifestyle into a positive one, based on eating a healthy balance of whole live foods–some fruits and a lot more vegetables, especially those in the cruciferous group.
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