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Is it really comfort food you need?

In uncertain times like now,

many of my clients say they can’t live without 'comfort' food.

The definition of “Comfort food has been traced back at least to 1966, 

used in a newspaper article-

"Adults, when under severe emotional stress, turn to what could be called

 'comfort food'—food associated with the security of childhood."

Eating and our emotions have been entwined from very early in life.

Food an antidote to our feelings.

We have never been taught how to manage our emotions.

Most of us don't even understand what an emotion is.

We believe sad children need fixing and food is a very simple solution.

Eating just a default of our conditioning.

It's no wonder we struggle to lose weight forever.

Pasta and creamy/cheesy sauces, meatballs, lasagnes and potatoes. 

Weight and stodge in your body.

Why do we associate this with comfort?

Run your finger around the rim of an empty glass.

You’ll hear a high pitched sound.

Fill it up to the top with liquid, the sound deadens.

When we fill ourselves with food, it has the same effect.

Dulling how we feel (comforting when this is what you were taught).

As the glass empties, of course the vibration returns.

And for many of us we eat again to turn it back down.

A learned response, but a viscious cycle that will never fix the problem.

As you put on weight the problem multiplies.

An emotion is simply a vibration in the body.

Food comforts temporarily- treating the symptom but not the cause.

Next time you feel compelled to seek out comfort food,

flag it as a sign that something else is going on.

Before you heat up that Mac ’n’ cheese,

Get curious- no negative self talk allowed.

Ask yourself, “hey my friend, what’s really going on?”

Remember all emotions are just part of our human experience.

And one thing I know for sure, the cause is definitely not hunger. Make this the time to invest in yourself and lose weight forever- for your  health, your body and your well-being. Please book in your free consultation below and I'll show you how.

Caroline xx

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