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I am currently working on a Master's Degree in Nutrition and requirements for Registered Dietician R.D. I plan to run my first full marathon in 2009. This blog is about everything I learn, eat, and do along the way. Cheers!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Food Discussion: Emotional Eating

What nourishes you in all aspects of your life? …
Often people reach for that cupcake, or a brownie because it's "yummy" because it makes them "feel good" because they "want it"... But why do they want it? …It is food, so what are you REALLY HUNGRY for? We eat to nourish ourselves, its an innate response that we all have to fulfill. What are you trying to nourish?

“”Fill up” an emptiness, be it spirituality, mentally, emotional…with what needs filled. Are you stressed at work because you aren’t getting enough respect? Will people respect you more for eating that cupcake ?

Are you stressed because you are bored… challenge yourself to become a better lawyer/student/friend/self… Are you stressed because you are giving too much of yourself to others? “Treat” yourself by figuring out what it is that you are needing to fill and fill it with what it needs….

Likewise, fill your stomach with what it needs, Be it carrots or carrot cake…. but when it needs it
And when you go for that endulgence, think “Would a sane, healthful minded, BALANCED person be eating this right now?”