By Susan Albers
Food has the facility to briefly alleviate pressure and disappointment, improve pleasure, and convey us convenience after we desire it such a lot. it is no ask yourself specialists estimate that seventy five percentage of overeating is caused by means of our feelings, now not actual starvation. the excellent news is you could as an alternative soothe your self via dozens of conscious actions which are fit for either physique and mind.
Susan Albers, writer of Eating Mindfully, now bargains 50 how one can Soothe your self with out Food, a suite of mindfulness abilities and practices for enjoyable the physique in instances of pressure and finishing your dependence on consuming as a way of dealing with tough feelings. you will not just realize effortless how one can soothe urges to overeat, you will additionally tips on how to differentiate emotion-driven starvation from fit starvation. achieve for this booklet rather than the fridge subsequent time you're feeling the urge to snack-these choices are only as satisfying!
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Regulating feelings simply means that you can temper strong emotions like anger and sadness. You are able to tolerate things that get you really upset and stressed-out without crumbling or falling to pieces. You’ve probably witnessed people who are very good at self-soothing. They seem able to let things go. Sometimes they look at the bright side of a difficult situation. They cope with stress without turning to methods that could make it worse or be harmful to them. They have the confidence that things will work out, no matter what happens.
Sometimes Kelly gets so caught up worrying while she’s driving that she heads to work instead of to the grocery store as she had intended. The same kind of zoning out happens when she thinks about her kids while she reads a novel. She can’t remember anything she just read. For emotional eaters like Kelly, routine activities, such as eating, provide a prime opportunity to slip into a different state of consciousness. Focusing only on your thoughts and tuning out other sensations happening in your body can make you very vulnerable to stress eating.
If taking baby steps is too slow for you, try the approach described next, taking a leap of faith. a leap of faith Stop talking. Start walking. —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.
50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food by Susan Albers