Do compulsive overeating habits control your life?
Do you use food as an emotional crutch?
Is food addiction keeping you from being the person you want to be?
Would you like help changing this behavior?
Compulsive overeating and obesity are widespread social and cultural problems today. Food is easily available in this land of abundance. You will not be arrested for being drunk on food. It is not illegal to overeat. It is not as harmful as alcohol or drugs, although food abuse can lead to death when purging or starving is practiced. Yet, as long as the person suffering from compulsive overeating hates her problem and hates herself for having it, she must punish herself.
Children are bombarded at home and in the media with pressure to look good. Pain and suffering comes from the irrational belief that how you look is more important than who you are. At the same time fast food, huge portions, and the idea that it is fun to eat even when you are not hungry tempt us. As long as people judge their worth by the size of their bodies, they are destined to endure low self worth, feelings of inadequacy and lives of depressions and misery. Studies show that over 90% of people who lose weight gain it back within three years! Compulsive overeaters harm themselves and stress their bodies because they often eat too little or don’t provide the proper nutrition in their quest for a thin body.
Eating disorders like compulsive overeating arise when anxiety and stress are not dealt with in a healthy and productive way. Instead of punishing herself and her body, the compulsive overeater can view recovery as an opportunity to find balance and happiness as she learns how to deal with the stresses in her life in a new way. A binge or urge to overeat is a signal of stress.
The progression from compulsive eater to “normal” eater comes with self-awareness and self-acceptance in these three steps.
- Before you reach for the binge food, you are aware of why you are eating, but you go ahead and binge.
- In the midst of the binge, you become aware of the cause of the binge, but you keep eating.
- Before you reach for the food, you become aware of why you want to eat, and you do something about the problem without eating.
Compulsive overeaters can learn tools for reducing stress, dealing with anxiety and overcoming challenges without abusing food by using energy psychology methods like EFT. Cravings will disappear in minutes and fear of food will become a thing of the past.