What Is Mindless Eating Part 1

Diet, Mindset, Nutrition, Weight gain
How We Eat Affects Our Weight And Health Everyone knows that maintaining a healthy diet can have a very positive effect on your life, but most people still have no clue how far these benefits extend. The majority of people around the world generally eat too many calories, and an excessive amount of sugar, salt, cholesterol, saturated fat, and alcohol. Even though they’re aware of their poor eating habits, it’s the taste of this unhealthy food that keeps them running back to it every day. It can be difficult to stick to eating healthy for various reasons:  • Skipping meals (mostly due to lack of time) and overeating on snacks and fast food afterwards • The incredibly easy access to snacks and fast foods • People not knowing how to…
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Habits That Can Ruin Your Health Part 2

Diet, Fitness, Nutrition, Vegan Diet, Weight gain
In part 2 of this article about habits that can ruin your health we will continue our look at the top 50 worst health related habits. 21. You Eat In Groups While having a strong social network is important, eating in a big group can cause you to eat more than would normally… by double or more! Especially when you have family around the table encouraging you to eat more. 22. You Won’t Pack A Lunch You’ll consume more calories if you grab lunch on the go – so start packing your lunches so you know exactly what you’re eating every day. When you plan your meals at the start of each week (or month) don’t forget to plan your daily lunches, too. There are plenty of options you can…
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Habits That Can Ruin Your Health Part 1

Diet, Fitness, Weight gain
Being healthy doesn’t need to be the chore you think it does. It all comes down to the basics of eating right, sleeping well, and regularly exercising. Okay, it may be easier said than done, but that is essentially the trifecta when it comes to health and wellness. Here’s the thing, once you have committed to those things you may find that you still feel sick and you might even struggle to lose weight and look in the mirror and wonder why on earth you’re still fat or you’ve gained weight when you have been so dedicated to your cause. There are a lot of issues that may be contributing to your health problems, from working too many hours to too much traveling, and beyond. Let’s look at the 50…
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Emotional Eating vs Binge Eating

Diet, Nutrition, Weight gain
It is often believed that emotional eaters turn to food in order to handle some negative emotional experience. You get fired from your job, your spouse leaves you, you experience a traumatic event, or some other emotional upset happens in your life. You rush to the store immediately, purchase pizza, chili, bacon, ice cream, cake, soda and sweets, and return home to try and stifle your painful emotions with addictive simple carbohydrates and junk food that cause addiction and health problems. This is a typical reaction for the emotional eater. However, not all emotional eating takes place because of a negative experience. Unhealthy overeating of comfort foods and junk food may take place as a celebration of a joyful event. You land your dream job or you find the mate…
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How To Stop Emotional Eating

Diet, Nutrition, Weight gain
How Can You Stop Eating Emotionally by Being Mindful? Mindful eating and emotional eating are both eating practices, one that will lead to personal peace, harmony and health, and the other providing an opposite set of outcomes. Emotional eating can also be termed stress eating. This is because it often occurs as a response to stress. However, any emotion, either positive or negative, can trigger the unhealthy eating behaviors that are attached to emotional eating. You may turn to unhealthy amounts of comfort food and junk food because you just bought your first new home, or got fired from a job, or some other emotion-packed event occurred in your life. Mindful eating takes your emotions out of the equation. Have you ever had a parent, teacher or instructor tell you…
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Do You Have An Emotional Eating Disorder?

Diet, Nutrition, Weight gain
How Do You Know If You Have An Emotional Eating Disorder? Emotional eating is not recognized as its own, separate eating disorder. However, it is a problem because it can lead to multiple health issues. Also, emotional eating is frequently seen as a behavior that accompanies classic eating disorders, sometimes as a cause and sometimes as a symptom. You may have recognized times in your life where you answered a negative or positive emotion by eating and indulging in too much food. Does this mean that you are absolutely out of control with your emotions, and you have a real eating problem? On the other hand, this could be normal behavior that is not a real problem, if you don't do it most of the time. The bottom line is…
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Emotional Eating Is Bad For Your Health

Diet, Nutrition, Weight gain
From the time we are born, we associate food with love. The first food we take in is mother's milk. Unconsciously, at this very tender and formative age, we associate this sustaining food with the love of our mother. From this very earliest eating experience, a positive emotion is attached to feeding. As we get older, delicious sweets and treats are associated with positive life events such as birthdays and holidays. Complete with simple carbohydrates and sugar, many of these foods are extremely unhealthy. Unfortunately, they trigger a release of chemicals that leads to short-term positive emotions. It is in this way that some people become addicted to junk food, and find it very difficult to resist. Since emotional eating almost always seeks to deliver positive emotions through food, and…
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This Can Cause Emotional Eating

Diabetes, Diet, Weight gain
If you have attempted to stifle sorrow or celebrate joy by eating, you know what mood-based eating is all about. It is normal to celebrate your birthday with some cake and ice cream, but emotional eating gets out of control when it happens most of the time. This can lead to health problems like overweight and obesity, diabetes and heart problems, and brain-based issues like stress, anxiety and depression. People who don't have a problem with emotional eating tend to believe it is caused by a simple lack of self-control. The emotional eater should just "toughen up", and stop overeating as a response to feelings rather than hunger. That approach leads to no resolution, because people with eating disorders are sometimes the most dedicated to solving their problems. They go…
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This Is What Emotional Eating Looks Like

Diet, Infographics, Weight gain, Weight Loss
This is what Emotional Eating looks like (see infographic at the bottom of this page)... Have you ever celebrated a big promotion or some life event with a celebratory dinner complete with your favorite “feel good” foods? Or have you had to deal with sadness, and to help you deal with your emotions, a gallon of rocky road ice cream seems the perfect prescription. We do it all the time. We answer emotional needs by eating. We may or may not be physically hungry, but nonetheless, we consume "comfort food" in response to the way we feel. This is called emotional eating. While emotional eating is not an eating disorder itself, it is a common symptom of people with eating disorders. Put very simply, emotional eating is when you use…
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The Weight Loss Success Mindset

Mindset, Positivity, Video, Weight gain, Weight Loss
If you have ever watched a master hypnotist at work you will come away thinking that the mind is incredibly susceptible to suggestion. Once you see grown men dancing on the stage and singing "I'm a little teacup" you don't doubt that it may indeed be possible to lose weight by having a hypnotist implant subconscious suggestions that help you avoid eating food that is bad for you and make you try harder to meet your workout schedule. But hypnotherapy for weight loss purposes is deemed to be a little too much "on the fringe" for most people. People are about as likely to schedule an appointment with a hypnotherapist as they are to admit they have a drinking problem. In both cases it feels easier to deny you have…
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