Monday, June 27, 2011

How to Get Rid of Food Dependence? Psychological Aspects

Have you noticed how slim are eating people? They do not eat even the tastiest meals when not hungry. And the owners of those extra pounds may continue to chew for hours. Ultimately, this affects the well-being, and the appearance, and self-esteem.

Food dependency is very similar to smoking, excessive thirst for shopping and other addictions. It occurs when a person replaces their true needs and available short-term pleasures. Identify yourself with food addiction is easy: the "slave food" desire to eat there, regardless of hunger.

Reasons why we are drawn to the fridge magnet, can be set. "Jammed" and the strong emotions, and boredom and a desire to escape, to change occupation. Each has its own motives. The same results - heaviness in the stomach, lack of energy, anger and a burning desire to do themselves. Since the new year or Monday. Gobbling up another piece, so nice to talk about how fit and healthy your body will be when ...

All methods of solving this problem, they say one thing. Food addiction can be resolved only when you learn to love, appreciate, respect yourself, be with you and your desires. And berating himself for another delicacy, threatening himself and hating himself for weakness, it can only be strengthened. Think - how many cases of eating disorder begins with the decision to diet? Treat yourself here one last time, and then as'll take ...

What helps to reduce cravings for food?

1. Careful attention to their true needs. Stay temptation for a second and ask yourself, "Why? Why I want to eat it? ". Indeed it is hungry, or lacks some emotion? Which ones? After that, consider this: maybe get a coveted impression or feeling one can do without food? For example, I noticed that after work you want "forbidden" foods to please yourself. Instead of eating in such a case, you can reward yourself with, say, a flower.

The best way to track your eating habits - recorded in the notebook, what you ate and why. Preferably not after, but immediately before a meal. Although in practice this recommendation, few perform it very efficiently. It helps to understand what we eat (people who are prone to food addiction) is not small, but quite the contrary. And you can stop, no halfway up an extra piece of the mouth, if not the desire to eat due to hunger.

2. Approval and compliments. Equally well and others are commendable, and their own. Do something that will help you feel admirable - and you get the pleasure of serving not less than exquisite delicacy. Affirmations are very helpful. Repeating to himself at least one positive sentence of 10-100 times a day can dramatically improve your mood. This automatically eliminates the desire to "seize" anything. About Affirmations for many well-written and on the "School of Life." And if you are interested in this technique, to find suitable materials is not difficult.

3. Physical exercise. But only those who bring real satisfaction. For me it's walking, dancing, swimming, playing sports. Some people like to attend classes on fitness or gym. Even if after training you "work up an appetite," it will have a healthy hunger, not eating from a lack of experience.

4. Avoiding heavy constraints. Not only food, but generally in life. Try to remain within reasonable limits, smaller forbid something to himself, prejudice themselves, to punish. There is a theory that obesity is psychologically based desire to protect against external and internal threats. So spare me your "inner policeman". Be yourself a friend, but not supervisor. And then lost the desire to "eat out of spite," "eat the last time", "eat from the fear of abandon."

Let your food to be enjoyable part of life, not its meaning. Live in harmony with you!

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