Many people feel their emotions are overwhelming while other people may have completely shut down any access to their emotions and even have trouble identifying what they are feeling. Both reactions to emotional pain are two sides of the same coin—attempts to escape from your emotions. But what are you really hungry for? What if your emotions are the breadcrumbs that can lead you to the secret meaning of your hunger? When you eat emotionally, if you are able to pay attention to the breadcrumbs and gain insight into why you are feeling emotional in this moment, you may be able to see a pattern that helps you understand your cravings on a deeper level.
Journal about these two questions:
- What would be missing in my life if I no longer could turn to these specific foods to deal with your problems or your emotions?
- What is the dream you’re craving? What are you really hungry for?