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The 5 Evils of Wishful Shrinking!


2.  Lack of Results Can Feed Emotional Eating

What is the first thing we start to look for when focused on weight loss? Weight loss! We may psychologically suffer as we eat more vegetables and less pasta while waiting impatiently by the mirror for the first sign that our hard work and sacrifice is paying off.  Inevitably, when we see the same person, love handles and all, same as the week before, we end up making a run for that tub of Chunky Monkey out of frustration and extreme feelings of disappointment.

Emotional eating is a popular coping mechanism for many of us.  When negative feelings come up, we tend to eat those foods that will bring us good feelings (a.k.a. anything with salt, sugar, and fat) to manage the feelings that make us sad.  The best diet ever comes from writing down those feelings and going through the process of feeling them without the aid of cupcakes. The key to combat eating emotionally is to become aware of the patterns and replace eating with something else like a walk, a shower, or a project.  For some, this may be a superficial fix for a deeper problem.  If this is the case, soliciting the support of a helping professional may be what is needed to regain a sense of control and kick the habit.

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