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Are You an Emotional Eater?

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Are You an Emotional Eater?

Have you ever reached for food for reasons other than hunger and nutriment?  Have you ever opened the refrigerator door looking for a snack out of boredom?  Do you celebrate by going out to dinner? Do you reach for food when you are stressed or anxious? Do you ever crave” comfort food?”

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions then you are an emotional eater.

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Think about this:  When  you were a baby and started crying your mother gave you a bottle.  When you were a child and fell down, perhaps your mother gave you a cookie to ease the pain. When you finished the school year , your teacher  threw  a class party with all kinds of tasty treats. When your team won their ball game the coach took the team out for pizza.  When you were promoted at work you were taken out for lunch.  After a bad date you grabbed the container of Haagen Daz.

As you can see, we are programmed from very early on to use food as reward and a pacifier to ease pain.  This programming is rooted deep in our subconscious minds.

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Can you reprogram your subconscious mind to remove negative habits?

The answer is “yes!”

The first thing to do is to identify the emotion. We can then work on replacing the negative response, eating, with a positive one.  For example, if you typically reach for food as  a reward, you new response might be to buy yourself a little gift. Another example, if you are a stress eater, meaning you reach for food when you are anxious or under pressure, you might benefit by learning to meditate.

Do you overeat when dining out with friends? Your new response might be to order something healthful on the menu and drink plenty of water throughout the dining out experience. Pay attention more to the conversation.  Enjoy and be grateful for the time you spend with your friends.

If you are a late night snacker perhaps you need to get to bed earlier???!!

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Author: Jacqueline LeClaire

President and owner of Results Wellness Centers since July 1998 – Present (16 years 1 month)Saylorsburg, Pa 18353 Results Wellness Center offers Personal & Group Fitness Training, Nutrition and Wellness programs for superior personal training. Whether you would like to Lose Weight, Gain Muscle, increase your Cardiovascular capacity, Tone or need Nutritional Guidance, we will tailor make your program. Our 21st century approach, is the new wave in Fitness. A true mind and body Center. The Results Center was established in 1998 as a Hypnotherapy & Wellness Center and has evolved into much, much more. Our unique approach incorporates using your subconscious mind, through hypnotherapy, Reiki and other non-traditional methods to balance mind and body to work together, making it easier to reach and, most importantly, maintain the goal. We have helped thousands to reach and maintain their health and fitness goals. Our programs are tailor made and affordable. Many of our programs can be accessed via internet, budget friendly. At your home, business or fitness facility, at our studios or online, here is how we can help you: Fitness Classes In-home training Corporate lunchtime programs at our studio or at your office or business On-line coaching Nutritional guidance Hypnotherapy Reiki Massage therapy TRX Pilates Cardio kick boxing and much more! http://www.resultswellnesscenters.com/

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