If you have EVER been an emotional eater, then this is for you... ANY KIND of EATING DISORDER, BODY IMAGE DISORDERS...!!
You see, I have been there a time or two in my life.
Eating for any other reason other than hunger is EMOTIONAL EATING.
It is true. I have read the book Weight-Loss Apocalypse: Emotional Eating Rehab Through the HCG Protocol
by Robin Phipps Woodall, and it struck a cord with me.
You see there were times, that I may not have wanted to admit it, but I found reasons to eat when my body was NOT calling for food. By eating out of sync with your TRUE hunger signals, you disrupt your whole endocrine system, thereby wreaking havoc with your HORMONES.
Through much prayer and meditation, (what I would consider an era of rehab in my life) I have finally found what works and doesn't work for me regarding weight loss, myself, and ultimately my happiness with or without the SCALE. Take heart, you can find that place too!
Watching videos (as well by Robin) which you can find here on YouTube, has helped me also in this realization. Even though I follow a very good diet, (one in which I don't consume a whole lot of processed foods or junk) I know now the missing link was HUNGER.
If you find yourself eating for any rationalization other than being truly hungry, you just may benefit from watching Robin's videos too. You don't have to follow the HCG diet or protocol to apply her "hunger scale" to your life. You don't even have to eat a certain kind of diet to apply this to your life. All you have to do is be honest with yourself and step back from food, dieting, and exercise, and acknowledge you may need to reevaluate what you do and WHY YOU CHOOSE TO DO IT.
Here are some of Robin's videos (made with some of her clients) that may hit home with you and may possibly make you reevaluate some things in your life too, as they did for me a year ago.
GETTING TO THE ROOT CAUSE OF YOUR EMOTIONAL EATING/DIETING
THE HUNGER SCALE
DOES THE HUNGER SCALE WORK WITHOUT THE PROTOCOL?
WHY YOU HAVE GIVEN FOOD EMOTIONAL POWER
HOW TO EAT WITH HUNGER WHEN YOU HAVE A FAMILY TO FEED
ADMITTING FOOD ADDICTION AND GETTING READY TO LET GO
Robin also has a Facebook Weight Loss Apocalypse page you may like to read, click here.