Filling a Hole in Your Heart
Jim LaPierre Says...
To feel satiated is to feel full - to be content or perhaps stuffed. For those of us who go to unhealthy extremes there is an emptiness we are trying to fill. Food is an easy filler. I wonder what else you hunger for (long for).
When we stuff our emotions...it takes a toll. Sooner or later we need to use a substance to help repress what we feel. Food does this readily.
Suggestions - meet with your primary care physician and discuss your goals. Start 2 journals - 1 for your food intake in order to be more aware of what you are eating and when. The second journal you could use to ask yourself, "What else do I want?" What is missing in your life? What are you wanting to feel? It seems food is instant gratification for you but it also seems it's a poor substitute for what you truly long for.
Drink lots of water. Walk. Allow yourself to discover what you truly want and have the guts to go get it.
Page last updated Sep 21, 2012