The 12 types of emotional hunger

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  1. zareena

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    I found this and I thought it might be interesting.. Where do you fit in (if you do)?

    Type 1. Dulling The Pain With The Food Trance.

    If you get really hungry when you feel angry, depressed, anxious, bored, or lonely, you suffer from Type 1 emotional hunger, and you use food to dull the pain that these emotions cause.

    Type 2. Sticks And Stones May Break Your Bones, But Cake Won't Heal What Hurts You.

    If you react by getting hungry when others talk down to you, take advantage of you, belittle you or take you for granted, then you suffer from Type 2 emotional hunger. You eat to avoid confrontation.

    Type 3. A Full Heart Fills An Empty Belly.

    If you crave food when you have tension in your close relationships, you suffer from Type 3 emotional hunger. You eat to avoid feeling the pain of rejection or anger.

    Type 4. Hate Yourself, Love Your Munchies.

    If you tend to become hypercritical of yourself, if you label yourself "stupid, "lazy," or "a loser," you have Type 4 emotional hunger. You eat to "stuff down" your self-hatred.

    Type 5. Secret Desires Have No Calories.

    If your hunger gets activated because your intimate relationships don't satisfy some basic need like trust or security, you suffer from Type 5 emotional hunger and you use food to try to fill the gap.

    Type 6. Forty Million Big Gulps And The Well Is Still Empty.

    If you eat to make up for the deprivation you experienced as a child, you have Type 6 emotional eating.

    Type 7. It's My Pastry, and I'll Eat If I Want To.

    If you eat to assert your independence because you don't want anyone telling you what to do, you have Type 7 emotional hunger.

    Type 8. I Can't Come To Work Today--I'm Eating

    If your appetite kicks in when you're faced with new challenges--if you use food to avoid rising to the test, or to insulate yourself from the fear of failure--you have Type 8 emotional hunger.

    Type 9. Aroused by Aromas, Not by the Chef.

    If you stuff your face in order to avoid your sexuality-either to stay overweight so that nobody desires you or to hide from intimate encounters--you suffer from Type 9 emotional eating.

    Type 10. I'll Beat You With this Éclair.

    Emotional eaters stuff themselves to pay back those who have hurt them, often in the distant past. They use their bodies as battlegrounds for working out old resentments.

    Type 11. Peter Pan and the Peanut Butter Cookie.

    If you eat to make yourself feel carefree, like a child, you have Type 11 emotional hunger. You eat to keep yourself from facing the challenges of growing up.

    Type 12. That Stranger In Lycra Wearing Your Face.

    If you overeat because you fear getting thin, either consciously or unconsciously, you have Type 12 emotional hunger
     
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    Intersting stuff Zareena, reckon I'm type 12, every time my goal is within my grasp I pig out:confused: :confused:
     
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    What does it say if you are more than one?! :(
     
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    Not 6, not 11, not 12 but everything else :rolleyes:
     
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    That was a really interesting post!! Wow.

    I'm definitely more than one type though: I'm at least types 1
    4 (getting over this one though)
    8 (again, working through this one)
    9
    12 (maybe)

    What a great insight!

    Debbie x
     
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    Thank God I'm not alone!! :eek:
     
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    The following are me:

    Type 1. Dulling The Pain With The Food Trance.

    If you get really hungry when you feel angry, depressed, anxious, bored, or lonely, you suffer from Type 1 emotional hunger, and you use food to dull the pain that these emotions cause.

    Type 2. Sticks And Stones May Break Your Bones, But Cake Won't Heal What Hurts You.

    If you react by getting hungry when others talk down to you, take advantage of you, belittle you or take you for granted, then you suffer from Type 2 emotional hunger. You eat to avoid confrontation.

    Type 3. A Full Heart Fills An Empty Belly.

    If you crave food when you have tension in your close relationships, you suffer from Type 3 emotional hunger. You eat to avoid feeling the pain of rejection or anger.

    Type 4. Hate Yourself, Love Your Munchies.

    If you tend to become hypercritical of yourself, if you label yourself "stupid, "lazy," or "a loser," you have Type 4 emotional hunger. You eat to "stuff down" your self-hatred.

    Type 5. Secret Desires Have No Calories.

    If your hunger gets activated because your intimate relationships don't satisfy some basic need like trust or security, you suffer from Type 5 emotional hunger and you use food to try to fill the gap.

    Type 7. It's My Pastry, and I'll Eat If I Want To.

    If you eat to assert your independence because you don't want anyone telling you what to do, you have Type 7 emotional hunger.

    Type 9. Aroused by Aromas, Not by the Chef.

    If you stuff your face in order to avoid your sexuality-either to stay overweight so that nobody desires you or to hide from intimate encounters--you suffer from Type 9 emotional eating.

    Type 10. I'll Beat You With this Éclair.

    Emotional eaters stuff themselves to pay back those who have hurt them, often in the distant past. They use their bodies as battlegrounds for working out old resentments.

    Type 12. That Stranger In Lycra Wearing Your Face.

    If you overeat because you fear getting thin, either consciously or unconsciously, you have Type 12 emotional hunger

    Dang, this is well scarey!!
     
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    Nope, it doesn't say but you can definitely be more than one.. I am:(
     
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    Good job we've got each other chick, otherwise we really would feel out of it!!
     
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    Thank god for that!:)
     
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    You can also be all 12 - like me! :eek:
     
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    Wow, honey, that's just scarey!!!! :eek: :eek:
     
  14. Diva

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    Sure is :( ...but I'm sure I'll get there!!
     
  15. DQ

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    Do you fight them one at a time, or in one fell swoop?
     
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    One fell swoop! They are like dominoes...once you deal with one...the rest just fall into place. The first step, of course, is the self acceptance...so once that is in place the rest follow....

    It is a continual work in progress though because you can never fully conquer emotional eating because, as long as you're breathing, you still have emotions so the key is to focus on what makes you feel good and what other coping strategies you have in place. It never stops but it can get easier!!
     
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    What was the Dr Phil thing you were gonna talk to me about?
     
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    I'll do that offline tomorrow....
     
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    OK honey

    We need to hook up though - promise?
     
  21. Diva

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    No probs....
     
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    i am number 1 and some number 7!
     
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