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Shrink Yourself
by Dr. Roger Gould, Emotional eating expert

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Do you ever ask yourself, Why do I eat too much?
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In this blog I intend to fulfill my promise to you. I promised to introduce you to the one and only technique you will need to engage in a meaningful conversation with yourself about why you eat too much.

You simply have to pause every time you recognize you are about to enter an emotional eating episode. The first part of the technique is to recognize an emotional eating episode. The second part is to ask yourself why you want to eat too much at that particular moment. That is something you can observe and discover. Not why you want to eat in general, but why you want to eat at that critical moment.

In a past blog, I told you how to recognize the beginning of an emotional eating episode.

Here is what I said about the three signs.

The first is the overpowering urge to binge. It is a sure sign that you want to shut off your mind with food.

The second is an intense hunger when you know the hunger is not for food (you may have just finished a meal and are already physically full). This is a sure sign that you are feeling empty about something and are “emotionally” hungry.

The third is having a mind filled with thoughts about food or worries about weight. These are space occupying mental entities that distract you from thinking about what is really bothering you in life. These are boring repetitive thoughts that weigh down your mind.

There are additional signs, and if you want more, take the quiz on emotional eating on the shrinkyourself.com website.

Once you spot an emotional eating episode and pause for a moment to reflect, you begin to use your thinking ability, the skill you need to understand yourself and to make decisions about the conduct of your life.

If you never pause, the emotional eating habit ...    Continue

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@ 10:37am ET on March 16, 2009 I think Dr. Gould has some great ideas about how to really get over your eating difficulties. I am using his book and his website and he helps you pin down your own problems.
@ 1:10pm ET on March 16, 2009 I really love your ideas on losing weight. so helpful.
@ 5:04am ET on March 19, 2009 thanks soooooooooooooooo much it really amazing
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