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What Is Urge Surfing & How Does It Work? [Meditation & Mindfulness]

In binge eating, Eating, impulsive overeating, Self-control, Temptation by Yuliya Richard

Urge surfing is a meditation or mindfulness exercise that can help to control impulsive behaviours. It’s a powerful tool for addressing addiction and has been proven to work in many different types of setting. In this article, we’ll discuss exactly what it is and how it works so you can decide if it’s something that may be useful in your …

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Do you want to stop overeating or binging? Learn the difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger.

In binge eating, Eating, impulsive overeating, Self-control, Temptation by Yuliya Richard

A key skill to learn when you are trying to harness your impulsive overeating is knowing how to differentiate between emotional and physical hunger. It is an important difference for several reasons. First of all, if you make no distinction and just eat whenever you become aware of hunger signals, without stopping to check if your belly really is empty, …

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Addiction or Weakness – Why Do You Lose Control Around Food ?

In binge eating, Eating, impulsive overeating by Yuliya Richard

Does food addiction actually exist, or is it just a modern excuse to avoid responsibility for lifestyle choices, such as impulsive overeating?  Have you ever heard: “Oh my God, you will be addicted once you try this…” “You will never be able to eat anything but these…” or “I can’t live without eating…” “Oh my God, I just had to …

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Get on Board the Sushi Train Visualisation and Control Your Overeating

In Eating by Yuliya Richard

Sometimes, in order to overcome your impulsive overeating, you simply don’t have to do anything at all. Just allow yourself to breathe and be present, pay attention to the sensations arising in your body and the urge to eat something just for a sake of eating, not because you are hungry, were planning to eat it, or were waiting for …

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Is a Failure to Regulate Difficult Emotions the Reason for Binge Eating?

In Eating by Yuliya Richard

In a recent study ‘Comfortably Numb: The Role of Momentary Dissociation in the Experience of Negative Affect Around Binge Eating’, researchers propose that dissociation (which can be described as a disruption in some processes of consciousness: thoughts, feelings, memories) might be experienced by people in moments of particularly negative affect (experience of difficult emotions and poor self-concept). In the study’s …

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Why Do I Overeat? 5 Common Reasons Why People Binge

In Eating by Yuliya Richard

Why do I overeat? If you struggle to control impulsive overeating or binging then you may have asked yourself this question. What’s at the root of these behaviours? Why do you do it? Binge eating can feel like a particularly challenging problem, but if you understand it then you can find your solution. Why Do I Overeat When I Know …