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Coming on the heels of Valentine’s Day you might be riding high or disappointed. Relationships and the expectations that they bring can leave us feeling empty or full.
Humans turn to food to fill them up when they’re empty. This happens when they’re biologically hungry but it also happens when they’re emotionally hungry. One area where many people fall short in their level of satisfaction is in their romantic lives.
Read below to determine if your relationship issues could be affecting your weight.
1. They don't provide sweetness, so you look for it somewhere else.
Not to be so literal about things but human beings crave sweetness in life. When asking for affection, lovers say to each other, “give me some sugar.” In a recent study, rats preferred sugar to cocaine. The sweetness that you long for is love, tenderness, sex and affection. Oftentimes, when partners fall short of providing those things, people look to sweets instead. If you’re missing the “sugar” in your relationship that could be causing some of your weight gain.
2. There's something you want to say but you stuff it in with food.
Expressing how you feel in a way that is effective is challenging even for the most mature and evolved person. Many people keep their feelings bottled up. People have even said that they “shove food in to keep angry words from coming out.” If you’re afraid to express yourself you could be keeping your unspoken words down with food.
3. You eat to keep them ... Continue
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