Sunday 20 April 2008

Emotional Eating

Many of my friends are chocoholics. Give them a box of chocolates and they won't be able to control themselves. For me though, I've always had a craving for savoury snacks - crisps in particular.

Food cravings can be triggered by vitamin or mineral deficiencies. However, Doreen Virtue's research has found a link between food cravings and one's emotional state:

  • Craving plain chocolate bars may mean a desire for stimulation or feeling deprived of love
  • Crunchy chocolate bars, including ones with nuts could indicate a feeling of frustration, anxiety or anger due to tension or a lack of love
  • Chocolate cake may mean a feeling of emptiness and insecurity, possibly from a lack of love
  • Crunchy, high-fat foods, e.g. fried chicken, chips, fries may indicate a feeling of emptiness due to frustration and anger
  • Spicy foods topped with dairy products, e.g. pizza with extra cheese, Mexicon food with cheese and sour cream may mean feeling depressed because life seems dull

    For a more comprehensive list, do take a look at 'Losing Your Pounds of Pain' or 'Constant Craving: What Your Food Cravings Mean and How to Overcome Them'.

  • The other day, I couldn't resist my coke craving (as in Coca Cola!) and gulped a 500ml bottle in one go (this is rare for me). According to the list: You feel overwhelmed by work or chores and want to have more energy! This is certainly the case with me....

    1 comment:

    1. in my case - COCA COLA - ALL TIMES!


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