I have been confronting the mystery of my eating.
The question is, why is it so hard for me?
I’m starting to see the answer is within my grasp.
My method of inquiry into my eating problem consists of finding out
the silent tune to which it dances.
Why do I say silent tune?
Because the inner workings of my eating problem are secret, even from me.
But when I pay a lot of attention, I see patterns woven into my overeating.
There is a sub-plot here. On a deeper level of my reality, it makes sense.
So, why do I keep eating when all I want to do is lose weight?
Because that’s not all I want to do. I also want to ease my pain, calm my tensions, feel satisfied, feel taken care of, and get some rewards out of life.
That is what the eating is for.
excerpt from Stop Your Emotional Eating by Kenneth Schwarz PhD & Julie North Schwarz