Comfort food addiction is described with these characteristics. Food products that have a high level of sugar, fat and salt and other chemicals that vitamin b komplex been process together to enhances and amplify flavors will above normal food levels. Do to the abnormally high levels of sugar, fat and salt and other chemicals the body changes its chemistry to adapt to the affects of digesting these foods which has the affect of physically changing persons chemistry. Once the bodies chemistry has changed which affects emotional and mental association to eating comfort food and relaxation through repeated eating comfort food for through reinforcement of behavior with comfort food the mind learns to relax before it even starts to eat your comfort food and that experience forms mental addicted attachment and behavior.
The way comfort food affects relaxation is by reducing energy within the body, that is created by the affect of changing ones chemistry and the mind identify chemical change as relaxation. Any addiction is mind or mental state, body stress in shoulders and tension in body and spirit energy force between the mind and body which is being supported by their breathing pattern that support addiction. It is the interaction of all three that has to be address to change persons compulsive behavior. The power of personal spirit to affect their emotional, physical and enjoyment reality has to be developed and incorporated otherwise you fight your addiction but do not change your addiction. The ability to enhances ones personal spirit force is directly connected to the power of core/breathing for in order to do it at the highest level the whole torso is engaged in each breath and the mind is conscious (conscious is not thinking but feeling action which lets you think with sense of feeling the body) of the experience during the breath. Clarity here for breath and spirit are connected for its force within and being express with each exhale.
Over time the mind and body will adjust its sense of taste to deal with comfort foods over active taste which has the affect of numbing the tong and mouth to point that a person will find it hard to taste anything else other then process foods. Because of altered taste a person will continually pick process foods over other foods because it’s the only time they can taste their food. Other foods that have not been process will seem tasteless thereby not enjoyable to eat. It takes time to recover taste once person stop eating comfort food.
There is mindless eating to consuming comfort food for taste is not the issue but creating a chemical induce emotional relaxed state is. The food is consumed as a person is thinking emotionally and being a alone. Then there are the times being with other people at parties and consuming comfort foods, with its high taste of salt, sugar and fat. One of the biggest times to eat comfort food is during entertainment like watching T.V. The minds focus is not on the eating of food but in conjunction of doing other things emotionally. Comfort foods become relaxing cluing to escape into entertainment while person is mindlessly eating to create a relax mind state. Your creating an emotional reality around your comfort foods that drives the eating so the emotional cluing experience can be recreated. Since eating is an emotional physical experience behavior that has been learned, a person can replace the old with a more dynamic experience around food and emotionally balance their wants with needs by finding ideas and techniques within over all method they create with their relationship with food. Here is rule of life “a person is greater then the some of their behavior”, for people have their spirit to work from to create a change if they tap into it with its force that is a positive conscious force.
Over eating comfort food as your thinking or being entertained is common behavior and your 35 pounds or more over weight, your addicted to the chemical emotional change that happens when you eat your choice of comfort foods. To change addiction person has to put their own program together that affects them personally, emotionally and physically, in order to be effective in the long run. Finding a program that works for you is only the beginning part to change your addiction for its the first part. To recover from addictive behavior and thoughts that drive a person, they have to change their emotional physical energy interaction between the mind and body. There is short term gain and long term affects but to be the most affective a person has to create their own program in side them self to change their emotional reality into one that promote positive attitude with joy of doing things. Once your addicted your attitude is centered around the emotions connected to your addiction and there can not be emotional change in person life. Addiction holds your emotional reality and your time in one place by affecting your creative spiritual to develop your emotions over time and being impermanence. Addiction prevents changing and developing a creative range of feeling about life and the creative force of being spiritual being within what your doing for enjoyment.
Developing your program to change your eating habits, there has to be a method that affects your emotional, physical interrelationship reality around food. Eating is an emotional event, just look at all the senses that are engaged when person is working with food so the questions is what type of emotions within the event of eating does a person want to create when they are with food and eating? People create an event with comfort foods and its simple but very sensory for its eaten with your hands or licking with your tong. Example can be seen with cake there are two ways to eat it. One way is on plate and will staged and the other is pick it up and having the feeling of the food in your hand and put it in your mouth. Use of the hands is very powerful emotional connection to comfort food. Here is test of emotional connection of how you eat your food affecting emotional feeling to the food. If you use your hands to eat your comfort food, now put it on plate and use fork to eat it and wait minute between each bite and see what type of emotions is created relating to your comfort food that way. People create emotional values around food so eating is just not simple, so the question is what does person want to create emotionally within food.
Here are suggestions to change the emotional experience relationship in eating comfort foods, do not use your hands but serve it on plate and use fork. To change addiction to comfort food is base on emotional behavioral habits being redirected into and finding other behaviors to consume comfort so you do not repeat the same behavior, the goal is stop repeatable behavior to comfort food so eating it differently each time. Make each time eating comfort food different so the brain has to look at the food and realize what it is doing. Habit is repeatable behavior so changing the way person eats comfort foods does not let the brain become emotionally connected to the food, that is like the addictive emotional state for the person has to change the emotional connection to comfort foods. Changing emotional patterns with comfort foods disrupts the minds emotional connection to the food. The goal here is little behavior pattern change force the mind to be conscious of its action and real decision can be made to eat it or how much to eat and realize the taste of the foods. Varying patterns of thoughts and behavior on how you eat comfort foods breaks emotional patterns behavior to what your eating. when you eating comfort food differently each time you eat it to changes the affects emotionally so it does not let the old emotional pattern bring up the addictive emotional state.
Emotional change is challenging within the struggle of dealing with comfort food addiction and being over weight. It starts with knowledge of what emotional relationship to foods you want to create when eating and knowledge of foods affect on the body to begin. But how to change and how you change your emotional behavior matters to eating, to create the most affective method when changing addiction person has to have clear idea about foods, its function and how to stage events internally with food that promoter enjoyment with food.
To change addiction which is physical repeatable behavior with lot of emotions that affects person emotional state, which the addiction changing stress in shoulders and tension in body with the affect of being relaxed with one self and others. In this program to change addictive comfort food eating, you start off physical then go to mental then back to physical for their is on going interaction between mind and body but its relationship is base on energy flow that affects body feeling and mind emotional thoughts. The starting is with the power of core-breathing action. Now there are many ways to work the core-breathing to affect energy and emotional feeling connection between mind and body for there is not just one way but a person has to find the most affective way that influences their energy feeling flow between mind and body that creates calmness and it can change with each meal. In this program the breath and core is viewed as a reflection of ones emotional reality in situation of life for it supports your emotional reality. Your breathing pattern or how you create your breathing within the torso affects your energy, and ability to feel and physical strength. So starting your change with the power of core breathing is to bring your mind (mindfulness) into your physical body and not into emotional abstractions. This program is about creating choices for a person by affecting your core-breathing relations that give person ability to create calmness between the mind and body so person can redirect their mental focus and emotional energy in to a purpose that benefits them the most.