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Why we lose our eating off-switch, and how to get it back.

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

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.


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