Food has become identified with our emotions. Many times we eat when we are anxious, sad and even happy.
Emotional overeating is therefore one of the main causes of obesity and is addictive as we try to meet a emotional void with food.
But why has food become identified with our emotions?
One of the most basic human needs is to receive affection and love. When someone in his adult life faces emotional difficulties, food relieves him and over time the way of caring through food ceases to be functional.
The body expresses all the difficulties that we do not perceive or cannot easily manage.
At the same time, if we take care of our inner world and our emotions the meaning and value we have given to food will change.
Emotional overeating can be dealt with more easily if people around us are by our side.