EP. #108: Why Comfort Eating Actually Creates More Discomfort

Why Comfort Eating Actually Creates More Discomfort | Weight Loss for Foodies Podcast

When I recently asked members of my Weight Loss for Foodies group what they considered their biggest challenge to permanently losing weight, most of them said that they ate for comfort. 

Think about the term “comfort eating.” It really is a misnomer. 

We all know what it means. You may have visions of bowls of gooey mac and cheese or pizza, or a pile of french fries or a dish of warm apple pie with ice cream. Mashed potatoes. Spaghetti and meatballs. A bowl of chicken soup with matzoh balls.

We love foods that we think of as comfort foods. 

But when does comfort food actually make us uncomfortable? 

I’m talking about eating for comfort when you aren’t hungry. Eating comfort food when you are hungry is fine. 

Think about how eating to comfort yourself backfires. You’re in pain, and food is your painkiller. Maybe it’s been your painkiller for most of your life. But look at how by taking away one discomfort, you’re creating a lot more discomfort. 

Listen to learn the array of problems that comfort eating causes to create more discomfort for you and what you can do instead.


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About the Author Shari Broder

I'm passionate about helping foodies learn how to drop their excess weight for good without dieting. I help you discover what is really causing your weight problem (it isn't that you love food!), and teach you how to enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat. I'd love to teach my method to you! I’m also a gourmet cook and baker who struggled with my weight for 40 years before discovering the secret of how to stop emotional eating and overeating. I am a certified life coach, arbitrator and mediator, and I live on the coast of Maine.

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