Eating disorders are not a choice, but a deeply emotional and psychological problem. Many patients feel empty and numb in their world outlook, and others are dealing with guilt, shame or embarrassment due to their life circumstances and body image.
The feelings that are the root cause of such disorders need to be identified and then a strategy to handle those feelings can be created.
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Negative emotions may lead to a feeling of emptiness or an emotional void.
Food is believed to be a way to fill that void and create a false feeling of “
While filling up could work in the moment, eating because of negative emotions often leaves people feeling more upset than before.
This cycle typically doesn’t end until a person addresses emotional needs head-on.
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It doesn’t mean giving in to every craving; it means getting rid of the idea of “giving in” to “bad foods” altogether. Eat that Oreo when you want it, without any negative emotion attached, and you won’t feel like you need to eat the whole bag.
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Human studies on fasting are only just beginning to ramp up. And while we ha...
Many religious groups incorporate periods of fasting into their rituals, though the focus there tends to be more spiritual than health-oriented: Muslims fast from dawn until dusk during the month of Ramadan, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and Hindus who traditionally fast on designated days of the week or calendar year.
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