Often Emotional eating is caused by frustration.
The small frustrations we experience and great frustrations of life. When these frustrations reach a boiling point we get stuck. We explode. We exploding at others, ourselves or the food.
One of the main things that lead us to a feeling of frustration, unmet needs are basic needs like sleeping, eating, relaxing or higher needs such as value, of love, of belonging.
Types of frustration
You can divide the frustrations we experience external and internal frustrations:
• External frustration – frustration that outside of us which can be:
• social frustrations which involve other people’s actions
• No social frustrations which are external or environmental, ie things in our environment that cause us frustration.
• Internal frustrations: the intention is our internal frustrations related to defects or flaws we perceive ourselves. During life we can find out that we are not doing certain things as good as others, by that we compare ourselves with others we identify these areas and can make them frustrated skeletons.
Frustration grows if:
• obstacles that stand in our way caused by other people
• The goal is a high priority for us
• We feel we are close to achieving the goal and fail to reach it
If we had a lot of frustration in our recently or greater frustration than of others around us.
Emotional eating is not only bad for your soul but also can cause tons of health issues: If can cause tonsil stones, hemorrhoids, and teeth pain.
Coping with frustration
We are dealing with frustration in 2 ways: direct attack, indirect attack.
This direct attack when we spend our frustration about what we believe caused it.
This indirect attack when we change the offensive because the source of our frustration is too strong or threatening.
Another way to deal with frustration is to be indifferent, to escape or retreat from the situation.
We can also use escape indifference to our frustration by not care about us more than the outcome so we do not have to deal with being more frustrated.
Her overeating to cope with frustration
When we continually frustrated we might try to stop or escape from frustration by eating.
When we turn to food when we are frustrated, we create ourselves reward is temporary, quick fix and it only makes things worse after we eat.
Why is it difficult for us to deal with frustration?
We are looking to hide in frustration because some of us feel we can not do anything to stop it. We actually convince ourselves that we can not solve the problem that causes frustration. This is the thinking pattern of learned helplessness usually acquired in childhood. Our internal auditor convincing us that we have power against the circumstances that created the frustration and we believe him. When we give our inner critic to take us over, we are told that we are damaged and can not deal with the reasons frustration efficient way. The internal auditor’s audit continues the cycle of eating.
What is the solution?
We all have frustrations in our life but there is always something we can do to improve them and live with them in peace.
When we look for a solution to our frustration that the west face overeating or any other coping strategies, we need to challenge ourselves to think outside the box.
For example, one way to respond to this frustration through tenacity and perseverance. If we do not succeed the first time that does not mean there is no solution but we must try something else or ask for help from outside, or maybe invest more effort.
We must approach the problem with a new perspective and a winning approach. How do we approach this solution is important. We can not have unrealistic expectations and observed that everything will work out the first or second attempt.
Many programs allow creation of many attempts we achieve our goal and backs up our options which reduces the intensity of frustration.
Another tactic we can use to reduce our frustration it to manipulate our goals by breaking large goals eclecticism. It creates greater possibilities for success and builds confidence.