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Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Refreshment: Grab a Cup

Addicted to Food (Eating When You’re Not Hungry)

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My hubby and I just returned from a week of family and friends.  You know what that means-food!  Of course,  we returned home to an empty refrigerator which equates to eating out.  After we finished our meal, my husband looked across the table at me to confess, “You’re going to hate me for telling you this.  I wasn’t really hungry.”  Truthfully, neither was I.

Why do we do that? Why on earth do we eat if we’re not really hungry?  Most of our eating has become a habit rather than a necessity.  There are times that I have caught myself hanging on to the flavor in spite of the fact that I was full.   Hence, just one more bite.

Across the table, we made a pledge to eat a small and light for dinner.  That sounded good to me.

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  Kristen Keene wrote @

That’s happened to me many times. I’m in the process of becoming healthy physically. My life coach helped me to learn my values and once I was able to know what was truly of value to me, I realized that being healthy and staying fit was way more valuable than simply eating to satisfy my tastes buds for the moment. lol I’m loving your site. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  Shelley wrote @

You have hit the nail on the head, Kristen-what truly IS of value to us? Becoming healthy is simply that of “becoming”. Rather than eat for the sake of eating, we need how to develop a healthy relationship with food. Thank you for your comment!

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