Have you ever felt like you were in a fog while you were eating?
You find yourself eating when you don’t really want to be, and you feel urges and cravings that seem so impossible to resist. Trying to take responsibility when I also felt so powerless in the face of food was a difficult thing to do.
I like using the garden metaphor to explain what’s going on here. You plant a seed in the soil, and then some time later, the seedling pops up. A whole bunch of biology and nature occurs deep down in the soil before that seedling ever emerges. We love to watch the garden grow, but we rarely think about what’s going on under the soil.
All of our eating behaviors – the overeating, binging, emotional eating, the fog eating – it’s like the plant we see on the surface. But it’s the stuff that’s going on deeper inside us, this is where everything really stems from.
First an apology - the video has terrible sound this week, so I've opted to leave it out this week!
Many of us often wish for a “magic pill” to make weight loss faster and easier than it typically is for us. At the end of the day, losing weight means we have to eat a little bit less than we’re used to. For some people, though, their ravenous appetite makes it feel impossibly difficult to do so.
Our stance on weight loss drugs here at Wayza Health is that they are never enough to produce sustainable weight loss. And the reason for this is that if the methods aren’t sustainable, the results won’t be sustainable either. This means that if you don’t make changes to your eating habits, and address the overeating, binge eating, and emotional eating that got you overweight in the first place, when you stop taking the drug, the weight will come back on.
Having said that, there are good physiological reasons why people may struggle with a ravenous appetite...