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Mindful vs. Emotional Eating

Emotional Eating.

That’s a tough one to swallow. Literally.

You know the feeling? Food is always there? Food never disappoints? Yeah, that’s how I have been seeing it for as long as I can think. And I mean it’s great, cause at time it is true. But it is not great if you rely on food to make you happy or bury your emotions. Just like I did. When dealing with your emotions gets so difficult, everything you try to do is eat them away. Like there is no end. But at the same time you feel like with every bite you take you gain another pound. And so, after having stuffed yourself with so much food, that you feel sick, the guilt arises. And the need to fight that guilt comes with it. Then, the only way out is to get it all out.. How? I think that’s something you can answer yourself..

So I finally realised, it had to stop.

I needed to start being more mindful about my actions. About every single one of them. Mindfulness is a big word. It might require a lot of work initially, but I believe that it is worth it. Mindful eating is the key to a healthy mindset about food. But what does it mean?

Firstly, it is essential to realise that we should love our body. We should fuel our body only with the best nutrients. Also, we should only eat when we are truly hungry and stop when we are full. No more overeating. To be honest in a society like ours, where food is so easily accessible at any time and at any place, most of us might forget to give value to real food. Remember, everything we put into our body has consequences. It can either way harm us and nourish us.

Your choice.

And I believe that mindfulness starts right here.

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