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06-2022

What is the connection between emotions and healthy eating?

What is the connection between emotions and healthy eating?

Why wrong nutrition alters the hormonal functioning of the body and brain, causing disorders.

Q: I need to lose weight because of heart problems and high blood pressure, but I’ve been on several diets with no lasting results. I am 53 years old and have a complicated life. I would greatly appreciate your opinion. Lionel J. Korucci, The Silver

Everyone needs to eat in order to live: without eating properly or eating healthy and varied foods, It is not possible to have physical and mental health.

But food is not just food but is linked to emotional life. For example, when a baby is breastfed, she not only gets milk: she also notices that the unpleasant sensation of hunger disappears, feels warm contact with his mother, Believes in words, looks, smiles, kisses, caresses and attention.

In other words, not only is he fed, but he is attached to his mother, who acquires a prevailing meaning for that psyche in his personal development.

When the baby is breastfed, he not only receives milk, but he also experiences contact with his mother.  / Clarins Archive


When the baby is breastfed, he not only receives milk, but he also experiences contact with his mother. / Clarins Archive

in social life The relationship between “celebrate, eat and drink” is easy to check at shared dinners With couples or friends, at baptisms, banquets or wedding banquets, business lunches, anniversaries, farewells, closing conferences, business closings.

more than eating

Even then, Sharing an unbearable meal with someone is not the same as sharing a simple meal with another pleasant meal. (Hence the saying “With you, bread and onions.”)

Just as eating has many meanings beyond nutrition, so does not eating. Evergreen, There are definite prohibitions in all societies regarding the consumption of certain foods. and/or on certain dates, mostly of religious origin.

Thus, Buddhists can only eat fish but not animal meat; Hindus are forbidden to eat beef; Jews, pork. Too Fasting is present in almost all religions whose purpose is penance.Sacrifice or expressed disapproval for the material.

Easy to verify in couples or shared dinners with friends


The relationship between “celebrate, eat and drink” is easy to verify at shared dinners with couples or friends. Example photo: pxhere.

Religious norms are added to other values ​​currently imposed by society, which influenced the minds of some And it is at this time that eating disorders are more prevalent (obesity, anorexia nervosa, bulimia and others that are not well specified).

possibly due to the design of mental plans related to physical aesthetics and Exploring social acceptance through physical modelsThose combined with emotional conflicts.

It can be said that as long as the latter remains unresolved, rejected or hidden, The feeding process will be severely compromised. Hence the frequent failure of the most varied diets.

Everyone needs to eat in order to live: it is not possible to have physical and mental health without eating properly or eating healthy and varied foods.

Norberto Abdala, psychiatrist

wrong nutrition Changes the hormonal functioning of the body and brain Affective disorder, causing anxiety, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior. And the reverse is also valid.

For many people, food is a bad relief for anxiety, depression, shame or guilt; for others, Food symbolizes the love they lack and some food is the nourishment needed to live and stay healthy.

The more emotional a person is, the more he lacks control over the quantity and frequency of his meals.Therefore, eating good or bad will eventually result in emotional or unconscious connotations that are always very present and active and must be addressed.

EM

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