A Guide to Feeding our Future

By: Hollie M. Hunt-Last, D. C’Ed. ROHP/RHN – Moncton, NB

Last month, I mentioned that most commonly, there are two main ways that food is used regarding emotions : to push emotion down into suppression, or to fill an emotional void with a sense of  fulfillment. Below is an example of suppression;  as you read this, ask yourself if you or someone you know falls into this category…

Examples of using food for suppression :

Are you angry but you feel it inappropriate to express your anger and so you turn to food instead? It’s possible you may be turning to food to so that you don’t have to feel what you are feeling in the moment. For example, “I will eat this pizza and NOT think about my situation”, or “As long as I keep distracting myself with food, I will be ok”.

If this describes your motivation for eating, even if just occasionally, you may wish to examine it further. We will continue to review this topic over the coming months…


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