Emotional Eating Symptoms

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Emotional Eating Symptoms – How to Tell If You Are An Emotional Eater

If you are wondering whether or not you are an emotional eater, there are specific behaviors and patterns to look for. While every person is different, doctors and nutrition experts have noticed certain actions present in most emotional eaters. These are emotional eating symptoms.
If you identify any of the following habits in your life, you need to recognize that you may have an eating problem attached to your emotions.

  • You often feel guilty after eating. When you eat to stave off hunger, you experience no guilt. You actually develop a comfortable and peaceful mindset, since this is the healthy pattern your body was designed with. If you ever catch yourself thinking, “I know I should not be eating this,” then you may be eating for emotional reasons. This can be included in emotional eating symptoms. After overeating, do you feel mad at yourself or guilty for what you just did? This is a sign of an emotional eater.
  • Do you hide what you eat from others? If you secretly treasure the times when you are alone so you can gorge yourself without your friends and family knowing, this is yet another sign of emotional eating. You feel that you can eat whatever you like without experiencing shame or being embarrassed. But if you have to hide away to eat, you are probably doing so for emotional reasons.
  • You have a food FOMO. The “fear of missing out”, or FOMO, is a recognized psychological situation. Emotional eaters many times have a food FOMO. If you are enjoying that special once a year meal you eat as much as you can, because you know it will be a long time before you experience it again. At a cookout or a party, you eat as much as possible, for fear of the food running out. With your friends, you are always the person who takes the last piece of pizza or last serving of food. If you experience food FOMO, this is an emotional and not a hunger-based response.
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  • Do you eat when you are not hungry? Everyone takes a nibble now and then when they are not hungry. But if this behavior is constant and frequent, it could be a sign that you are eating to heal some emotional pain. This is probably one of the most common signs of emotional eaters. They know they are not hungry, and eat because they are bored, want to be entertained, or experience a feeling of comfort or even love when they eat. This is a definite sign of emotional eating.
  • Do you eat to feel better, or when you are stressed out? This is another very common sign that you are eating for the wrong reasons. Monitor your behavior, and educate yourself. If you are eating simply because you are having a bad day, feeling down or experiencing stress and anxiety, you very well could be an emotional eater.


Emotional Eating What is it?

Emotional Eating – What Is It?

Emotional Eating:
1.  Occurs when large amounts of food are consumed as a reaction to emotions and feelings, instead of hunger. (as explained in medicinenet.com)

2.  The food eaten is usually junk food and unhealthy comfort food. Incredibly, it is believed by some doctors and health experts that as much as 75% of all overeating is triggered by emotions. Human beings are designed to feel uncomfortable when they are hungry, and to feel happy and comfortable when their bellies are full. Unfortunately, some people learn that food can provide comfort, and they turn to eating as a way to deal with their emotions and problems.

3.  Emotional eating can happen when you are happy or sad, depressed or lonely, frustrated or stressed out. By eating much more than your body requires, and for the wrong reasons, unwanted weight gain and a host of physical problems can lead to unhealthy consequences. Unfortunately, this behaviour often feeds upon itself and creates a vicious and dangerous cycle.

4.  Someone has feelings of stress or other negative emotions, so they eat some wonderful comfort food like a quart of ice cream or a few cheeseburgers. When they finish, they feel remorse and shame for what they have done. These feelings lead them to eat yet again, which causes more feelings of self regret, and the cycle continues.

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Emotional Eating www.thecravingscoach.com

Binge Eating

This emotional eating can even lead to binge eating, and can take place in front of others or when you are alone.

The problem occurs when your digestive system and your metabolism cannot keep up with the number of calories and the type of usually unhealthy foods that you take in when you are eating for emotional reasons.

Unquenchable Desire

In many cases, emotional eating will lead to an unquenchable desire for one specific type of food. You may crave steak, pizza or chili dogs – You can have sugar cravings, for chocolates, cookies, doughnuts. You can crave salty foods like chips.
The problem is — even as you eat, the food does not satisfy your emotional needs.

This causes you to continue to gorge, drastically overeating.

Weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, digestive issues unhealthy skin and many more problems can arise from your eating for emotional reasons.

The first step to combating this problem is to find out if you in fact are an emotional eater. If you find yourself eating for emotional reasons, you need to discover what triggers or common causes lead you to this behaviour, and how to tell the difference between emotional and normal hunger.

You may also be a distracted eater as well as an emotional eater, but fortunately, there are certain steps you can take to overcoming emotional eating.

Let’s take a look at just what behaviours define an emotional eater.

Sunrider Dandelion Root

Sunrider Dandelion Root and Dandelion Root Health Benefits Diana Walker presents:
“When the liver is in trouble, it puts strain and congestion on all the glands, muscles, joints and the body structure. Dandelion strengthens the liver with its easily assimilated minerals concentrated in the roots of the plant.”


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MAY 7, 2011 – Dandelion Health Benefits

Foods that help to cleanse the liver
Foods that help to cleanse the liver

Dandelion Root Health Benefits Sunrider Diana Walker
Dandelion Root Health Benefits Sunrider Diana Walker

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar and Diana Walker

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar has been part of my life since the 1970s when I, Diana Walker, worked for and studied under, Dr. Paul Bragg, Health Crusader.

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Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Diana Walker Health Benefits

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar — Ten Health and Weight Loss Benefits

Apple cider vinegar is a staple in the pantry of many kitchens. It’s been used through the generations for a variety of household uses from cleaning, to skincare, to a healing tonic when taken internally. Many people have great results by incorporating Apple Cider Vinegar into a Candida Diet.

Rich in potassium, enzymes, and a known alkalizer, apple cider vinegar is a truly amazing concoction. There are at least ten health and weight loss benefits that make apple cider vinegar particularly exciting to help you end cravings, lose weight and ultimately become a healthier individual with loads more energy.

1. Lower Blood Sugar Levels

In people who have diabetes apple cider vinegar has proven to lower morning blood sugar levels. It goes to show that ingesting apple cider vinegar helps level off blood sugar levels. If you keep level blood sugar levels you’ll have more energy and stop sugar cravings which will lead to better mental health as well as more clear thinking, less mood swings, and over all emotional health.

2. Lowers Bad Cholesterol

If you’ve been told by doctors that your LDL Cholesterol known as the “bad” cholesterol is high then you need to get it lowered because it will clog your arteries, and cause you to have a heart attack. People with exceptionally low LDL are at risk of sudden death. Adding apple cider vinegar to your diet can help lower bad cholesterol thereby preventing sudden death or the need to go under the knife.

3. Regulates Blood Pressure

Blood pressure regulation is a major component in having a healthy heart and apple cider vinegar assists in regulation of blood pressure. Simply use a little vinegar on your salad or spinach each meal and you’ll enjoy a healthier heart and less chance of stroke through lower blood pressure.

4. Cancer

Research has shown that ingesting apple cider vinegar can lessen the risk of contracting esophageal cancer and possibly other cancers, making apple cider vinegar truly a wonder in natural medicine. There is also convincing evidence that people have been cured from other cancers such as colon cancer by using apple cider vinegar. The reason has to do with the alkaline qualities of apple cider vinegar.

5. Boosts Immune Function

Using apple cider vinegar with a little raw honey can boost your immune system and make it go down easier and boost your immune system. Both substances have antibiotic properties and together can be a potent cure for the flu, help your body protect against illnesses and other ailments.

6. Weight Loss

Taking just two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar before or with each meal will cause you to eat less, thus assisting you in losing weight. For reasons not yet understood adding the vinegar makes people feel fuller than eating the same food without the vinegar. As you know the fewer calories you eat, the less you will weigh.

7. Sugar and / or Salt Cravings

Adding vinegar to your diet will also lower your cravings for sugar and salty snacks. Try this trick when you crave sugary or salty snacks, eat a raw spinach salad with apple cider vinegar as the dressing, or a serving of cooked spinach with vinegar, or in a pinch, take a spoon of apple cider vinegar and your sweet and salty cravings will leave.  Such high mineral and micro-mineral content in ACV provides the body with what it is craving, powerful nutrition, thus lessening cravings.

8. Purifier and Detoxing Agent

Apple cider vinegar breaks down fat, mucous and phlegm which with regular use will improve the health of your kidneys and liver exponentially. Many people who are ill don’t always die from the initial diagnoses, instead the end up dying from kidney or liver failure often caused by the strong drugs given during sickness, or by dehydration which can shut down the kidneys.

9. Increase Digestion and Elimination

The wonders of apple cider vinegar to aid in digestion are well known due to the fact that it contains pectin, ingesting it regularly can increase your regularity in the bathroom helping create more regular bowel movements. Having regular bowel movements is an important component of health. If you also suffer from irritable bowel syndrome , or IBS, using apple cider vinegar regularly can help regulate these functions to be more normal.

10. Miscellaneous uses

Apple cider vinegar has been shown to reduce cases of acne, eczema, foot fungus, foot odor, scalp issues like dandruff, and other skin ailments using apple cider vinegar topically can do wonders for these conditions. Use straight as is on acne, or mix with other ingredients such as sea salt, baking soda, filtered water, or honey and apply or soak affected area for maximum results.

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes

• Hair Rinse — Mix equal parts filtered water with equal parts apple cider vinegar and pour over scalp, let sit for about 10 minutes, then wash and condition as normal with mild products.

• Foot Soak — Pour a couple of gallons of filtered hot water into a basin, mix in 8 ounces apple cider vinegar. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes, do not rinse solution off feet. You can also put straight apple cider vinegar into a bottle and spray on fungus infected toes every day. Let air dry before putting on clean cotton socks.

• Face Mask — Mix 1/2 cup raw honey with 1 tablespoon vinegar, rub on face and let sit for five to ten minutes, rinse. Alternatively simply soak a washcloth with apple cider vinegar and lay over face and relax for about 10 minutes. Apply moisturizer as normal after air drying.

• Energy Boosting Drink– Mix two tablespoons apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons raw honey with 8 ounces filtered water. Drink before bed, or any time you want a boost.

• Use it Straight — Sprinkle a mixture of apple cider vinegar and oil over any food, salad, or veggie to increase the amount of apple cider vinegar you’re ingesting each day.

• Reduce Acid Reflux — Mix 1/4 teaspoon baking soda with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar with eight ounces (at least) of filtered water. Drink for 7 days to relieve acid reflux or before and after eating offending foods.

Note: This advice is not a substitute for your doctor’s advice. Please check with your health care provider for diagnoses of any new aliment you may have.


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Diana Walker Paul Bragg Denise Eckstadt Waikiki Hawaii 1975 Exercise on the Beach
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Paul Bragg Miracle of Fasting Book Diana Walker Sunrider


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Water Keep Hydrated in the Summer

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Water for Good Health Keep Hydrated

Water is essential to life, your body is made up of mostly water, and it is important to drink enough water every single day to stay healthy and hydrated. If a human body is not given water it will break down very quickly.

Most people will die within two days if not given water.

Sadly, much of the population is walking around in a dehydrated state, close to a serious health issue due to not drinking enough water. Here is an Audio on Water Health Benefits and the importance of minerals and electrolytes – the only way the water becomes assimilated into your cells. (I’m sorry that some of the call is a little faint, but most of it is very clear).

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Health Benefits of Water – More Details Here:

The rule of thumb is that a healthy human body needs about 8 glasses of 8 ounce size of water a day. This is typical but more research is showing that if you drink half your body weight in ounces of water you’ll be the most hydrated and healthy. For instance if you weigh 150 lbs, divide that number by 2, which is 75. A 150 lb human should therefore, according to this formula, drink 75 ounces a day of water. This equates to a little over 9, eight oz glasses of water per day. It is important not to drink the water fast or all at one time.

Try spreading the glasses of water over the day. Carry water with you at all times and sip it slowly every few moments. Drink fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty.

More Details on Water Health Benefits

You May Be Thirsty, Not Hungry

We have ignored our thirst for so long that sometimes thirst is disguised as hunger. The reason for this is that we take in some fluids by the foods we eat, so if our body is not going to get results from signalling thirst, it will signal hunger instead. This is why it is a good practice to try drinking a glass of water when you are hungry between meals rather than eat to make sure that you really are hungry before eating.

Incorporate Water Daily – Try it for 30 Days

Before drinking any other fluids, try drinking water instead. By avoiding liquids with additives like caffeine, fake sugars, flavorings and colorings you’ll train your taste buds to not only appreciate, but love and crave fresh filtered water. Try replacing all fluids that you drink for fresh, filtered water daily for 30 days. By day 30 the water will literally taste sweet and it will be your drink of choice over the old standbys of iced tea, pasteurized juices, and soda.

Water for Kids

A note on kids: Infants do not need water. It can even be dangerous to substitute water for breast or formula. However, If you teach children to drink water at a young age starting when they are weaned from the breast or bottle, instead of other beverages, you will create a situation where water is their beverage of choice. They will be healthier, and thankful for it too.

Water Improves Lymph System

Water is important because it improves your lymph system, helping you fight off illness. Water helps you digest your food, eliminate waste comfortably in the form of pee, poop and sweat. Every cell in your body depends on the presence of enough water to function properly. As we mentioned earlier, it only takes two days for most people to die from lack of water intake.

Headaches, Cloudy Vision, Tiredness, Achy Joints, Constipation

If you regularly have headaches, cloudy vision, are often tired, feel poorly every day, have achy joints, are constipated, can’t regulate your body temperature, are bloated, and / or have smelly yellow urine, and bad breath, likely the culprit can be traced to not drinking enough water. Try adding fresh, filtered water into your daily diet and see how fast you start feeling better.

The Truth about Tap Water

Today, most water that comes out of your tap is fluoridated, and has other chemicals in it. Even prescription drugs have been found in tap water. It is important to still drink tap water, but it is imperative that you purchase a good carbon based filtering system for your faucet. The filter will ensure that the water you drink is safe and tastes good.

You cannot count on bottled water to be safe, especially since it is stored for long periods of time in plastic bottles. Additionally, tests performed by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) have shown that tap water, even with its problems, is often better than even the most expensive bottled water sources. If you find you must drink bottled water, purchase only bottled water that is in safe plastic containers (will be labeled as PBC free), and names it’s source and treatment methods on the label.

The good thing about tap water is that it is regularly tested and regulated unlike bottled water. In most cases, bottled water while ten times as expensive, is no different from your tap water and more likely to have chemical contaminants at illegally high limits. I hardly need to mention the added problem of disposing of the plastic containers from bottled water. The sad fact is that many companies that claim to have biodegradable bottles are, well, lying. It just seems that drinking tap water is the safest bet for essential health and the environment. To be sure you can have your home tap water tested.

Once you have your tap water tested you can determine if you need a simple filtration system on your faucet or a whole house filtering system. You want to get the right system to filter the right contaminants if any. Remember, just because your water tastes funny compared to bottled water does not mean it is not safe. However, a filtration system that adds minerals for good water taste can help it go down easier meaning, you’ll naturally drink more since it tastes good. Ensure that your filtration system is National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) tested before using it and you can be sure it works like it say it will.

Water Rich Food

Aside from drinking water every day you can also fill some of your water quota by eating water rich foods such as vegetables and fruits.

Fruits such as melons, tomatoes, peaches, oranges, berries and pineapple contain a high percentage of water and you can eat these in place of some of your liquid needs for the day.

There are also vegetables that are rich in water content such as potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, and squash.

Eating these fruits and veggies raw will increase the liquid / water you ingest as well as provide life giving enzymes and good bacteria to your gut which will aid in the digestion of other foods.

Eating a nice bowl of soup, broth or specially made organic tea before, between and after your meals can also increase your water intake throughout the day. Do avoid tea or beverages with caffeine as caffeine has a diuretic affect on the body thus causing the body to lose water and nutrients. A nice lemonade can be made with fresh lemons, filtered water, and Stevia or honey for sweetness.


Organic Coconut Oil helps Brain Health Nutrition for Memory

Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil helps with Alzheimers Memory
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Diana Walker has been using Organic Coconut Oil for the past 4 months. I happen to love the taste, but you can get it unflavored. I had heard about the health and nutrition benefits for many years, but had not chosen to use Coconut Oil until a few months ago.

I saw this video:

Diana Walker was so impressed – what a wonderful testimony! Some symptoms of Alzheimers were reversed within 2 weeks of using Coconut Oil daily. The man in the video was being tested using the “Clock Test”. His wife, Dr. Newport, is a Physician in Florida, USA. When he was first tested he was on the verge of Severe Alzheimers.

  • Originally – On the Clock Test he could only draw 3 circles an a couple of random numbers.
  • Two weeks later – you can see stunning improvement in the Clock
  • Three weeks later – Wow – you can recognize the Clock in the drawing


The Alzheimer’s Patient improved intellectually, physically and emotionally.

  • He had not been able to read for a year and a half prior to the testing and Coconut Oil. Now he started reading, within 2 to 3 months after starting daily Coconut Oil.
  • He had been Sluggish. Now had more energy
  • He woke up with more energy, and was talking and joking again.

Coconut Oil helps the brain absorb Glucose, the primary food for the brain. Medium Chain Triglycerides are necessary, and are abundant in Coconut Oil. HDL – the GOOD Cholesterol – is raised by Coconut Oil.
When shopping and using:

  • Be sure to look for Pure, not Hydrogenated
  • Purchase Organic Pure Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Use 1 Tablespoon or more daily – add it straight from the container into your smoothies, mix into cereal, add to vegetables instead of butter or oil.
  • Use in baking, substitute Coconut Oil for butter, margarine, cooking oil – in all your cooking and baking

Of course, including healthy beverages like Sunrider Fortune Delight and Sunrider Calli Tea, have been part of my daily healthy eating and drinking plan for 15 years, so I consider adding Coconut Oil an added benefit in my daily nutrition plan to keep me young and healthy!

See my video here, with more details and health benefits described by my friend Kyler – Diana Walker Video in April 2012:


Diana Walker – Health Benefits I have noticed:

  1. improved skin texture
  2. happier moods
  3. laser-beam thinking
  4. feeling younger and younger!

Dr. Newport has written a book called “Alzheimer’s Disease – What If There Was A Cure”?   Can be helpful to patients with Parkinson, ALS, Dementia, Schizophrenia and Autism.  Also use as natural Antibiotic, could kill HIV and Herpes Viruses according to the video mentioned above on CBN News.

I hope that you will consider adding wonder Coconut Oil into your diet on a daily basis!

Wishing you Vibrant Health and Freedom From Cravings!

Diana Walker, Cravings Coach


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