Updated: Sep 5
By: Alison Ross, LMFT, CEDS
If you're struggling with binge eating or other eating patterns that feel out of your control, don't beat yourself up over it. 🍽️ Here's a little insight into why you might be having a hard time finding your eating off-switch.🚦Three primary factors contribute to losing touch with your body's fullness signal which leaves you vulnerable to disordered eating patterns:
1️⃣ Excessive, unmanaged stress will increase your hunger, food cravings, and the longing for highly stimulating foods.
2️⃣ A lack of nutrition in your diet makes a hungry brain.
3️⃣ Not having enough fiber in your meals and snacks can cause blood sugar spikes which become food cravings.
But here's the good news! 🎉 You can improve your connection to your fullness cues by making these simple lifestyle changes:
⏺️ Adopt stress-reducing practices like meditation, yoga, or stretching. 🧘♂️🧘♀️
⏺️ Include more nutrient-dense and fiber-rich foods in your diet. 🥦🍓🥕
And if you think you need an extra helping hand, we're here for you! At Non-Dieting Health, we provide unique eating therapy to help bring your body's eating cues online. 🌱 Visit us to learn about it.