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Food – It’s Not What You Eat, It’s Why You Eat…

I’ve been seeing a good trend in dieting programs as of late, and happened to “stumble upon” a site today about it…Since I love to cook and eat, I found this idea intriguing!

shrinkyourselfcom-screenshot.JPGWell, on this site, www.ShrinkYourself.com, they have a Free Emotional Eating Profile…I wondered what that meant, so I delved further…

Basically, the premise is that it’s not necessarily the food you eat, it’s the reason why you eat that gives the trouble when trying to count your calories and diet.

As a foodie, when I try to watch my calories when I’m training hard, or trying to lose 5 lbs for a photo shoot, it’s not the food I’m eating, it’s my hectic schedule and my moods…

It is important to pay attention to the reasons why you eat, and correct those problems…not cut out EVERYTHING out of your diet!

For example:
I caught part of a program on TV the other night with my mother, and the host of this particular dieting show said it is important to partake in “conscious eating”…which means…when you eat the food, really pay attention to what you’re eating…enjoy it, take it all in slowly…

Most of the time, when watching a movie or TV especially, we are bored (a feeling/emotion) and are not really paying attention to the snacks we are eating…It’s easy to finish an entire bag of chips all by yourself if you don’t watch it…

…If you pay attention to each and every chip, meaning you can eat chips…yes, you’ll eat much less, and feel much more satisfied.

Also, you will feel less tormented since you can actually have some snacks, and you’re not concentrating all day on that bag of chips that you CANNOT have, right?

So, now that you’ve identified that you are possibly a person who eats when they are bored, you can change this habit…

This weight loss program focuses on the psychological side of dieting and consuming food. The Shrink Yourself method has been studied for 20 yrs now and founded by Dr. Roger Gould.

This website, ShrinkYourself.com, allows you to discover what your Emotional Eating Profile consists of…is it boredom, stress, depression that causes you to want to eat…

They believe it is not the lack of will power, but the circumstances in your life that make it difficult to diet. Now, by addressing the reasons for your habits, and changing them, will certainly lead to sustainable, long-term weight loss.

The site also has an Emotional Eating Center that provides free articles, interactive tools, tips, and a supportive, active community.

Well, it’s worth taking a look at, at least to determine what it is that makes you want to snack and eat…Pretty neat! Check it out:

***So, if you love to eat, change your reasons for eating and your habits…I hope you enjoyed today’s Food Find on Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards 🙂

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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  1. Wow…great post Kim. It’s an issue you hear about, but no one really addresses the issue except a very select few specialized clinics.

    Thanks for the info and the post.

    Have a great day.


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  2. I couldn’t understand some parts of this article , but I guess I just need to check some more resources regarding this, because it sounds interesting.

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  3. This makes sense as mindless eating is what gets out of control as you are not paying attention to how much and what you are consuming. Worth a try as we are all trying something to reduce our food intake.

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