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Emotional hunger. Food and emotions. Lose weight easily


Emotional hunger. Food and emotions. Lose weight easily  Food comes in many forms! And it is not only porridge and cakes, but everything that fills us from the inside. What gives us a feeling of satiety, satisfaction, fullness, wholeness, warmth.   Of course, first and foremost, it's feelings. When we experience warmth, spiritual unity, safety, security, shelter, intimacy and joy. When there is a sense of calm and comfort. And there is no fuss, no resentment.....
Emotional hunger. Food and emotions. Lose weight easily


Emotional hunger. Food and emotions. Lose weight easily


Food comes in many forms! And it is not only porridge and cakes, but everything that fills us from the inside. What gives us a feeling of satiety, satisfaction, fullness, wholeness, warmth.


Of course, first and foremost, it's feelings. When we experience warmth, spiritual unity, safety, security, shelter, intimacy and joy. When there is a sense of calm and comfort. And there is no fuss, no resentment.....


But many experience a sense of constant hunger, when there is an increased appetite. Perhaps it is a hunger for love, or defense against resentment, or other emotional experiences....


The body responds to emotional hunger the same way it does to physiological hunger - we feel the same signs of hunger as if we wanted to eat. But it doesn't feel like it's sucking under the spoon. The only difference is that eating buns, there comes an imaginary satiety, the feeling of happiness does not come, just for a while the symptom subsides. And the person has a feeling that he constantly wants to eat.


Food is the easiest way to get pleasure and dull hunger. To shut the body up by getting busy digesting food. The way to dull the emotional hunger and with it the anxiety that rises - with baked goods, chocolate, sweets, sweet tea and coffee - is very common.


Physical food cannot replace spiritual, emotional food. Chocolate, for all its sweetness and "gentleness," will not give love, will not become a loved one. And coffee and cotton candy, with all its ability to envelope with warmth, is not able to burn resentment.


Who are you hungry for? What are you anxious about? Who are these feelings for?


Once you begin to differentiate, to distinguish your needs, to distinguish emotional hunger from physical hunger, you will be able to feed yourself differently. And perhaps eventually you will be able to give yourself what you so desperately need, finding balance.


©️ Yana Lukashevych



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