What do you do when you are feeling unwanted, unloved, and upset? Do you reach for a bottle of wine? Do you reach for a lovely bar of chocolate? For most, they find comfort in food and while that might sound strange, it’s occurring more frequently than ever before. The truth is it’s almost too easy to eat to stop the pain we feel. Men and women do this—although women tend to get more publicity—and it’s a vicious cycle to break free from. Sometimes, it’s far easier to eat something to make you feel better about a situation or indeed your life. It’s far more common than it once was.
Why More Are Turning To Food
It’s not that someone is being greedy but rather finding a comfort. When you have found yourself in a very vulnerable position or are upset, you react in a way that makes you feel in control. For some, they are angry at other people. Others can find they drink to stop the pain and many others also look at eating. Food is a comfort thing because to someone who is in pain emotionally, they think this is their crux, their platform that they can control. It might seem strange but it’s an emotional thing and it’s one which is very hard to come back from. Food can be that tool, the pain-free one, that allows someone to feel in control and happier with their life.
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