The more I work with men to address their porn use, the more I recognize how strongly it parallels emotional eating behaviors in women.
I am an emotional eater and yes, I am very emotional.
Humans are master self-regulators. In fact, self-regulation is believed to be a major milestone in human evolution.
It is important to be aware of our emotions and beliefs. By eating properly, getting good exercise, managing our stress, and having a great positive, loving social network, we can heal ourselves and even prevent illness.
Our society does not take mental health seriously and it makes me wonder how many more need to die before we start to realize that our mental state defines our physical state.
Randy Gardner is one of the world record holders for the longest time a human has stayed awake. He lasted a full 264.4 hours without sleep. The doctor who saw Gardner after his experiment noticed that Gardner was exhibiting serious and extreme cognitive and behavioral changes, all due to his sleep deprivation.
Try this exercise in your mind. Think about the things that worry or scare you. Consider the worst possible scenario. Now find a solution for that scenario.
Anyone who tells you that you have to starve yourself and exercise until your joints hurt to lose weight and “be healthy” is full of it.
Food addiction can lead to type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and depression. Like any addiction, food addiction can also damage your relationships with others.
“Myth: Men don’t have feelings.”