And You, Why Do You Eat?

If you eat for any of the following reasons, better reconsider.

Why are you fat? Surely the question misses you, it may even bother you. I ask you because although you may feel guilty about being overweight, the reality is that there are many reasons that can explain it, since it is not as simple as saying that you eat because you are hungry.

I’ll confess something: I’m a fan of shows about people who overcome their obesity problems. I find it inspirational to see their commitment, their willpower, and that they generally have tremendously strong life stories behind all that weight. The problem is never limited to food: behind it there are realities difficult to imagine, much more to live.

For all of them, food becomes the placebo that gives them instant well-being, only that what in the short term feels like an ally, in the long term is their worst enemy. Food is a selfish lover who does not like to have competition, she wants you to seek it when you have problems, when you are happy, when you are alone, when you need affection, until it finally becomes an obsession.

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Nowadays, with so little space to enjoy free time, food is what we have closest to hand and that in itself can make us feel good, give us energy and occupy our free time. That is why we turn to it so much. To overcome it, it is necessary to decipher the cause of our attachment, and I put at your disposal the most common reasons.

1. Eating out of guilt

In general, it responds to some event in the life of the person who suffers it. Perhaps the loss of a loved one, abandonment, or feeling responsible for something that torments us, causes us to punish ourselves through food. We isolate ourselves and let gluttony monopolize our emotions. This disorder requires specialized help.

2. We eat out of anxiety

Stress is the main cause, when we are anxious the hypothalamus suffers the consequences. Our mood is mixed with the desire to eat, and the result is voracity. Those who eat for anxiety should reduce the consumption of sugars because it causes dependence, drink more water, eliminate temptations and integrate routines that keep them busy.

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3. Eat out of habit

Here the family dynamics are simply followed, it is all they know and for them it is fine; the problem is that food becomes an addiction and it is impossible to stop alone. They usually need to suffer the consequences so that they begin to think about getting out of that vicious circle.

4. To relive good times

Sometimes we associate certain foods with memories of better times, so we draw on it as much as our reality forces us to. Food then is a time machine that takes us out of that moment in which we do not want to be, and takes us to that other where we were happy.

Eating is a pleasure and a necessity, so if you don’t eat for the first, you will necessarily eat for the second; In any case, we cannot avoid it. Understanding what motivates us to seek refuge in food is the first step; learn to eat to give our body what it really needs, the second; and seek help to escape from food dependency the perfect third to overcome it. So I ask you again, without getting angry, and you, why do you eat?

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