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By Susan Albers

Food has the ability to quickly alleviate rigidity and unhappiness, improve pleasure, and convey us convenience once we want it such a lot. it truly is no ask yourself specialists estimate that seventy five percentage of overeating is brought on via our feelings, now not actual starvation. the excellent news is you could as a substitute soothe your self via dozens of conscious actions which are fit for either physique and mind.

Susan Albers, writer of Eating Mindfully, now deals 50 how you can Soothe your self with no Food, a set of mindfulness talents and practices for enjoyable the physique in instances of tension and finishing your dependence on consuming as a way of dealing with tricky feelings. you are going to not just become aware of effortless how you can soothe urges to overeat, you are going to additionally how you can differentiate emotion-driven starvation from fit starvation. succeed in for this publication rather than the fridge subsequent time you're feeling the urge to snack-these choices are only as satisfying!

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Finding food, thinking about what you want to eat, preparing it, and cleaning up take a lot of energy. These actions feel purposeful and seem to fill the time productively. Conditioning. Parents, often unintentionally, reinforce the connection between self-soothing and eating very early in a child’s life. Using a bottle to pacify a crying baby is a prime example. Parents find it easier to use a bottle rather than rocking or singing to the infant because the bottle (or the breast) works so well.

L. M. Heroux A leap of faith is the jump-right-in approach; it means to fully engage in the desired behavior right off the bat. You don’t do it gradually. You do it all at once. The idea is that the more you expose yourself to the new skill you want to acquire, the more you become habituated to it; that is, the more you get used to it. It becomes less foreign, more comfortable, and easier to do when you need to practice it. In the case of self-soothing, jumping headfirst into a new soothing behavior may be the best option for many people.

Focusing only on your thoughts and tuning out other sensations happening in your body can make you very vulnerable to stress eating. You are likely to lose track of why you are eating or how much you plan to eat. Emotional eating may have become such a habit in your daily life that you might find yourself slipping into it without even realizing that you are doing it. The antidote to doing things on autopilot whether it is reading, driving, or stress eating is to do all of your activities with full awareness.

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