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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:19 PM
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9. Very astute point about emotional eating...
Our society is so saturated with stress and worry. I think many people use food to medicate themselves and
to reduce stress. It's very common.

I think this is a huge issue in our society and much of the obesity epidemic is probably due to people trying
to deal with emotional issues--with food.

Many people may be addicts and have a full-blown addiction to medicating with foods. Then, there are others who
every once in a while find themselves comforted by junk food--and they eat the bag of potato chips or the box
of brownies.

The problem is--this food is so poisonous--it's so full of processed sugar, fat, salt and a horrendous amount
of chemicals that are added in processing and as preservatives.

Even if you binge once or twice a week--your body is polluted.

I can be an emotional eater--and if I'm not eating healthy for even a couple of weeks--my entire appearance changes. Junk
food and processed food seems to cause damage and swelling inside the body and out. I'm sure it wrecks havoc on our
internal organs. Conversely, when I eat healthy--I look so much better and like a different person. I've noticed this
in others as well. People actually look like shit after eating bad food.

Processed food is also horrible for mental health. It seems to cause lethargy and stress--which can lead to anxiety and depression. Then, some
use food to quell the emotions that are stirred up during these binges.

It's just awful.
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