Monday, August 18, 2008

understanding emotional eating

Emotional eating is eating to fill psychological needs.When you experience this type of an urge to eat you might be aware that you dont really feel hungry you just feel like eating.At times you may have a craving for a treat food.Even more puzzling are the times you feel hungry even when you have just eaten a lot.From early on we have all been given food for many reasons besides hunger.; to express love or approval,to show hospitality,or to help us cope with negative experiences.Eating gets associated with feeling better.Now when you feel bad you may also feel hungry this may cause several problems
-it is hard for you to get a satisfaction from food you often want more than regular amounts

-you may only feel satisfied when you feel stuffed

-even when you get satisfied you feel hungry usually soon compared to others