I am addicted to food. I want to loose weight and feel good. But when I see food I forget everything and start to eat. After eating I would feel guilty and sad.
I tell myself that I can restrain from eating more. Even if I am not hungry I would eat. I would suddenly feel hungry if there is food.
How do I stop doing this? How do I stop myself eating at the time of urge?
On Feb 28, 2023Greg wrote :
The urge will pass. Feel the feelings that are awful and the stress and they too shall pass. Try overeaters anonymous. This will take work and commitment. Willing and able to do anything it takes to be healthy
On Feb 28, 2023David Doane wrote :
You can restrain yourself. Know that you can. You are stronger than the strongest urge.
On Mar 5, 2023Silvana wrote :
Ashika, I believe that a good way to approach this is by being kind to yourself. There is a child in each one of us and it needs love and affection. Do not be so hard on yourself, do not judge yourself so harshly! Would you scold and judge a child? Talk to yourself as you would talk to a little child that is craving food. Your cravings might be rooted in past events and it will take time and patience to let them go. When you cook for yourself, cook with Light and Joy. Acknowledge the abundance and the beautiful energies in the food you are eating. Be grateful for the fact that you can feed yourself. Food is energy. Shift the negative energy into joy, into positivity. You can do it. But only with patience, love and kindness. Sending you trust and confidence. :-)
On Mar 6, 2023Firoz Dosani wrote :
I don't feel qualified to respond, but I will share with you that the best thing I ever did was to take an online course called "Eat Right Now" by the renowned neurologist Dr. Judd Brewer. It absolutely emphasizes being kind to yourself while also showing how we form our eating habit loops and how we can use various techniques to feel the urges and cravings and ride them out without giving in to them. The concept is one of "unresistance", not one of resisting our urges.