The link between Trauma and Emotional Eating


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Do you find that you tend to turn to food whenever you are feeling down? Emotional eating can be triggered by past trauma as it is a way for us to escape from and redirect any negative thought back to an area of positivity. Emotional eaters don’t tend to function well in the present as they are still living their past traumas.

Many trauma victims may rely on food to play out the role of the abuser by forcing food down their throat which imitates perpetuating harm to the body and the victim role is represented as the helpless role of receiving the abuse. This allows the victim to maintain the recurrent events of the trauma whilst also enabling themselves to dissociate, distract and then to soothe the pain through their food obsession.

In this podcast episode, I will be sharing by own experiences as well as some tips on how to control emotional eating.

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