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Nutritional Cooking

Emotional Nutrition

Emotional Eating

What is it?

Emotional eating is the tendency to eat in response to an emotion (anxiety, sadness, depression, etc.) or a feeling (e.g. fatigue, stress). Indeed, we do not always eat to satisfy hunger. Eating may be a kind of refuge to soothe negative emotions or sensations.

The weight of comfort foods

Faced with emotions that are difficult to manage, we tend to compensate with food. Either by eating to fill ourselves up and stop thinking or by using a comfort food, linked to our childhood or to positive emotions or happy memories. Eating a food that we particularly like allows us to temporarily compensate for negative emotions and to produce a feeling of well-being, particularly through a rise in serotonin in the brain, under the influence of sweetness.

The key is to reconnect with oneself to listen to feelings of hunger and satiety and then to welcome one's emotions.

A personal change "an authentic transformation"

Let it be clear that authentic change or transformation does not depend on a simple decision, an explosion of good intentions, or liters of "medicine" that you could take in one ceremony.

It is in fact a daily and constant work, a permanent reiteration of the need to abandon old ways of thinking until the material part of these neural networks disintegrates and disappears because they are no longer used.

The only way to make mental patterns disappear is to stop using them.

Every time we are faced with a common situation, where we already know everything that will happen (what we will say, what we will be told and how it will end), we have the opportunity to make a change. But we need speed and a lot of energy to counter the inertia created by decades of repetition of the same pattern.

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