Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Emotional Eating

Strawberries are the angels of the earth, innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward. ~Jasmine Heiler

We’ve all heard the term comfort food, and each of us probably have our “favorite” comfort food, such as ice cream, chocolate, or some favorite food that may have a significant memory attached to it. And with that warm memory comes a warm and cozy feeling when enjoying that particular food. Often that particular food may be a food full of calories—sugar, fat, etc.

Dr. Judith Orloff has an interesting perspective on over-eating. It is often said that emotional issues can play a role but I don’t believe I have heard it explained in regards to those of us who are intuitive and consciously or unconsciously use food as a buffer against negative energy.

Do you do that at times? ...maybe after a phone call from a family member or friend that seems to have lots of negativity...and after ending the conversation do you head to the kitchen for a “snack?” Or after a disagreement with someone?



Anonymous said...

I can see that for some people over eating and the accumulation of fat becomes a buffer from that which one does not want to look directly into the eyes of discomfort. Face the fears and the fat becomes digested. Its like a swelling of the chakras where energy no longer flows fluently.

Chuck Dilmore said...

thaaank you for this!

i love her explanations!
everything makes sense to me.
this is perfect timing - thank you, Linda.

peace~ Chuck

Linda Pendleton said...

Yes, Bernie, it often is a buffer... I like your comments. Thanks.

Linda Pendleton said...

You’re welcome, Chuck. Don’t you just love the synchronicity of life when things come to us at a time needed or appreciated. :-) Glad you enjoyed it.