How to overcome psychological dependence on food?

Stresses, nervous breakdowns, causeless tears - a list of psychological problems that arise as a result of the emotional and physical overload that accompanies us in everyday life.

And one of their most striking consequences isOverloads can be called psychological dependence on food. This problem often arises against the background of discontent with one's own life, heightened anxiety, a difficult situation at work.

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Why is this happening, and how to get rid of dependence on food?

It is no accident, experts call this problem"Food addiction", thereby to some extent equating it to drug addiction. The mechanism of almost all dependencies is the same - the brain of "drug addicts" develops substances, the person who can not give up an increased dose is almost unable to do so.

A person pushed by "breaking", physical orEmotional discomfort tends to get a portion of a delicious dish, under the influence of which the brain produces a substance that causes a short-lived sense of euphoria and happiness. Because of emotional instability, women are much more prone to food dependence than men.

People with similar problems are very difficultStruggle with overeating, overweight, because they feel the absence of their favorite food not only as a normal hunger, but also as a strong emotional shock, and dieting can cause them aggression, apathy, loss of interest in life, and deep depression.

Food for food "addicts" is not just a way to replenish energy reserves, but also dope, a kind of cure for "seized" problems.

Distinguish ordinary love for delicious food fromPsychological dependence on food can be quite easy. People who are addicted to food depend not only on food, they are not capable of an open and truthful view of the situation, and ignore a number of concomitant and very serious diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease.

People who are hungry can eat hugeVolumes of food, and with high speed, they can not independently catch the moment when physiological saturation comes, and continue to eat even when the stomach is very crowded. They are not able to give up the delicious - the food compensates for failures at work, in sex, personal life, appearance defects, anything. Psychological dependence on food, as a rule, is a manifestation of life, devoid of positive emotions, interesting events and constructive communication. The more a person eats, the deeper he drives the problem, through which he experiences stress.

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How to get rid of dependence on food yourself?

  1. To be frank, the independentOvercoming food dependence is a long and very difficult process. And it can begin only with a real awareness of the existence of a problem, acceptance of it. The main thing to realize that the real need of an addicted person is not in food, but in the pleasure that food delivers! And try to enjoy other ways - through communication, movement, sex, travel - there are many other ways that can make a person happy!
  2. The second stage of overcoming addiction - attemptsTo divert one's attention from "delicious" thoughts, switch them to more positive ones, to fashion, which will become available after losing weight, for men who will become very focused very soon.
  3. The danger that lies in the second stage isImminent failures. The habit does not give up its positions instantly, a new way of life needs to be formed, working on it, loving it. It would be wrong to regard the breakdown as a failure - look at the failures, as for temporary difficulties, unpleasant, but surmountable! A sense of guilt can cause a new round of "jamming", but the conscious acceptance of a breakdown as a small demarche on the way to victory is correct and positive!

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But if all attempts to overcome the dependenceIndependently all the same have failed, necessarily address for the help to experts. As a rule, modern centers for weight loss hold consultations with the participation of a psychologist and a nutritionist, which allows you to fully understand the internal problems and designate an appropriate rehabilitation course and adequate diet!

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