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Emotional eating? Make peace with your food

Take a deep breath. Now exhale. It’s OK. You’re aloud to enjoy your food! You’re allowed to indulge in the satisfaction of eating your food. In fact, this is what you should do! Somewhere along the line we’ve become trapped by feeling guilty with our pleasures of eating, because we think we are simply looking to either suppress a feeling or give us a feeling of satisfaction that we may not be getting from other areas of life. Is this true for you? With so much emphasis on weight loss, healthy eating choices and controversial information on our food supply, the guilt between restricting and indulging behaviour may be what’s weighing on you more than weight itself.

Here are a few steps to start making peace with your food: READ

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