Trauma can open people up to addiction. It might be easier to binge on potato chips than to seek out and address the source of the compulsion
Food addiction specialist Julie Simon points out that the brain is wired for emotional reactivity when there isn’t enough nurturing in childhood. Sometimes parents don’t know when they have a nurturing deficiency. Those children become adults and need to learn to nurture themselves.
Learning self-care can help rewire your brain, lessening the drive to compulsively eat.
Listen for the signals of distress in your body. Examine what you’re feeling and the circumstances surrounding those feelings. Look at what happened just prior to the impulse to eat. Validate your emotions. Develop the compassionate voice within yourself.
Listen as Julie joins host Lisa Davis to discuss how to develop compassion for self, address food addiction, and enlist extra help via her 12-week program.