Food is an essential part of one’s social and personal life. Friends and families unite and flourish around big feasts that are prepared for special occasions like Christmas, Super Bowl, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc. These gatherings are a time of joy and fun, with memories and everlasting bonds being created in the process. Food is oftentimes an identity for many; a means of welcoming someone into their abode is by means of breaking bread. Food reminds us of home and we grow with food.
Humans Are Indeed Emotional Eater
The word comfort food or emotional eater is associated with those who use food as a form of drug or an antidepressant to dull their senses and temporarily give them an escape from their problems. But like all drugs, the effects wear off over time and users need another dose to feel better again. In the case of food, more of it means that you are unhealthy, fat and riddled with health problems. The way to go about this would be to stick to a plant-based diet and only consume plant-based meals; the failure to pay attention to your body will lead to a vicious cycle of eating that millions suffer with—with us Americans making up the bulk of the obese and overweight around the world.
There is no short of advice and programs out there for those who need help putting down their forks. The first one involves scare tactics: Keep gorging the way you are and your body will permanently shut down put you out of misery forever. The motivation tactics include: Get fit, lose the excess weight, fight your cravings and reclaim your life.
There is no denying the fact that humans are emotional eaters and it is very much a part of our present nature. In the wee days, we had to head out and hunt in order to get food. Nowadays unhappy, obese lard like many out there can pick up a phone and have a meat steak, mashed potatoes, cornbread and ice-cream delivered to their doorstep! No wonder the counts of depression and cardiac arrest-related deaths have skyrocketed in recent decades.
Take your life into your own hands and dictate the terms. Don’t just roll over and give in to your cravings; stand up against it, or better yet, run from it. It requires commitment and will to fight, both of which are pillars of human nature—millions have done it and you are not uniquely different in this regard…