What does it take to shift an emotional eating pattern? – EMOTIONAL EATING – ARTICLE

It probably takes one to 3 months to establish a new eating pattern.

Now, the reason why the average person finds it challenging to tackle an emotional eating pattern is simply because they have no strategy.

Even if you do have a strategy, very often that strategy feels a bit “alien” to you because you were not born with it and your parents never educated you to use it.

So, you are left at 30, 40 or 50 years old with the challenge of integrating this new strategy.

If I ask you “How do you shift an eating pattern?”, you will probably come up with answers after reflecting on it for some time, right?

You will think about it, not just instinctively answer.

If I say “How do you boil an egg?”, you give me instantly an answer. You don’t have to think about it.

Why? Because the technique to boil an egg has been imprinted in you from a very young age.

This is why the techniques to recondition an eating pattern are not usually part of your instinctual reactions.

Yes! You can integrate them, because they are actually very simple, but it takes simply a bit of focus.

That’s it!

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