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afraid to express yourself you could be keeping your unspoken words down with food.
3. You eat to keep them company.
Many people work different schedules. A woman might eat with her children at 5 p.m. and then eat again with her partner when he gets home from work a few hours later. Maybe you don't want to feel left out or you don't want your partner to eat alone. There are other ways to keep them company. You can have a tea or coffee. And remember, if you're not busy chewing, you get to do most of the talking while they listen and eat.
4. They have a different metabolism than you - and you resent it.
Your partner may be able to eat whatever they want and not gain a pound, while you simply look at food and double in size. This is unfair but a reality of life. People have different metabolisms. Don't use someone else's biological make-up to make yourself feel cheated. Part of growing up is realizing that we all work in different ways and need different things to thrive.
5. You eat to get back at them.
When you see it on paper it might not make sense but many people eat things to punish their partners. They know that their partner wants them to lose weight and they're not giving in. Eating is the way they assert their independence or punish a partner for bad behavior.
All of the reasons above are descriptions of Emotional Eating. When a person eats in one of these ways they're depending on food to make them feel better.
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Dr. Roger Gould is one of the world's leading authorities on emotional eating and adult development. A board-certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and former head of Community Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry at UCLA, he is the author of Transformations and Shrink Yourself. Dr. Gould is also founder of the Shrink Yourself online program, an effective, proven program that ends emotional eating.
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