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Comfort eating is the use of food to deal with an emotional need. Emotional need can be as basic as boredom or as complex as self esteem. Comfort eating takes place independently to hunger and is, therefore, usually overeating.
Exploiting the Chemical Action of Food
Food can be quite useful as a means of comfort. Chocolate for example contains a collection of different substances that mimic natural pleasure producing chemicals that exist within a normal happy or content person’s brain. Excess carbohydrate intake can produce lethargy and an almost tranquillising effect! Even a non-
Comfort Eating Solves Nothing
Comfort eating does not solve any emotional problem; it can only serve as a short lived distraction – even when that emotional need is hidden from ones conscious knowledge like a fear of being thin. Any psychological effect produced by eating always wears off and until one addresses the emotion, it will reoccur.
Comfort Eating -
If one comfort eats, one disregards the natural mechanism that controls how much one eats. When we are comfort eating consistently, we do put on weight.
Many overweight people deny that they are comfort eating but often we are trained to do it from birth. If there is a general weight problem in your family you may be training your children to comfort eat in the same way that you were trained.
Hypnotherapy Can Help You Address Comfort Eating and Control Your Weight
Weight control is all about understanding ones relationship with food. Hypnotherapy and Neuro-
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