why do we eat so much?
see food, eat food.
I’m one of those people that loves SEEfood…. You know, I “see” food, then I eat it. I’m trying to lighten life up a bit over here with some bad jokes 😉 But in all honesty, overeating feels like you’re out of control. Even if it’s “healthy food”, it comes to a point where too much of anything isn’t good for you.
The thing is, I don’t always overeat. Sometimes I can go weeks at a time before it happens, but then boom, I dive into a whole chocolate bar when I meant to have just a piece.
I noticed it happens when I am out of balance in some way. When I’m anxious, stressed, sad, or out of routine, I find myself in a mindless eating mode where I’m super impatient in between meals. It took some soul searching to figure it out, but I have finally come to terms that I have a problem with food when I’m stressed.
I know I can relate
Many people have this problem with overeating. Some call it “binge eating” others call it “emotional eating”, but either way it takes a huge toll on how we feel about ourselves. It often leads to a “food high” during the moments of shoveling food into our mouths, followed by a huge crash of depression and frustration afterwards.