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Why Do We Eat?

Timeless Nutrition Tip

"Why do we eat?" Sounds like a rather silly question, but there are reasons beyond hunger, which is what this tip is all about.

Why do we eat?

We need food every day. It supplies us with energy. It also gives us the essential vitamins and minerals needed to sustain life.

These three sentences briefly sum up why we eat. We can also choose to eat. Food can become like a drug. It can cure depression and relieve stress, or so we are mistakenly led to beleive. In this case, food acts like a placebo to our minds, and the problem remains unanswered deeper within ourselves.

Figure out when you have "snack attacks" and try to get down to the real problem, instead of putting on extra pounds! This is called the emotional side of eating. You need to be able to recognize, examine and cure it.

A good idea would be to keep a log of why you ate and how you felt while doing so. Later you will see the pattern and it will help you uncover the reasons - and times - you are more likely to overeat.

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