Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.~Peter De Vries
Compulsive eating is a sign of strong unresolved emotions boiling under the surface of your conscious mind. Those emotions tend to eat you alive, and you in turn eat lots of food to balance them out. That is not the way to deal with your emotions. Compulsive eating won’t get you any results. Facing your emotions, solving them by making a decision and taking action is the way to go.
How do you know if you are suffering from compulsive eating? Does a cookie have a magnetic power over you? Is a piece of chocolate enough to sweep your willpower away and make you stuff your face? If the answer is yes then you are suffering from compulsive eating. You just can’t resist eating because it soothes the emotional savage beast that is menacing to destroy you if not satisfied.
I know that going to a psychologist is quite expensive and time consuming. Sometimes it can be even counterproductive, the psychologist creating more problems for you than you originally had. A good way to ensure you have a customer for life. I guess that is what some psychologists call creating client loyalty.
Of course there are a few psychologists that know what they are doing and are quite efficient. Unfortunately they cost a lot. A simple and quite inexpensive way you can use to handle your unresolved emotions is to use NLP. NLP techniques are easy to do and the books are fun to read. I recommend any book written by Richard Bandler. Browse them all and see which one catches your eye. Read it and do the exercises.
Some say that NLP doesn’t work because you get to cure the problems for a limited time. It happens, and in some situations the cure works for a limited time. But it took you 5 minutes to solve the problem for a couple of months, even years. It won’t kill you if you use the same 5 minutes NLP method again to get instant results. It beats going to a psychologist once a week for 1 hour for years and not get anywhere.
Meditating is another great way to deal with your hidden emotions and get rid of compulsive overeating. The best part about meditating is that it is really easy to do. Just relax, close your eyes and let your mind to wonder. Eventually the hidden emotions will come to the surface and you will have your change to deal with them. You might even find the solutions to your emotional problems while meditating. Meditating takes you to a wondrous place where many thing can happen and you gain leverage over yourself and your future.
For more information also read:
- Compulsive Overeating: how to stop overeating
- Causes of Overeating: 5 causes of compulsive overeating