It’s Not What You Eat, It’s What Is Eating At You

We are so quick to externalize and ‘fix’ the things that are eating away at us internally.

When we feel an emotional void from within, we right away look outside ourselves to fill the void. We are on a quest to feel.

To feel loved
To feel accepted
To feel whole
To feel in control

And here is the problem…

When we externalize (restrictive diets, overexercise) an internal issue (emotional voids) we enter the ‘diet/binge’ cycle, never filling the emotional void we were searching for.

When we unblock what is ‘eating us alive' from within we are able to meet that need at a fundamental level.

We are able to feel whole from within. When we realize all the answers come from within and we have the ability to feel that of which we are searching for, without harming our bodies and minds, we feel liberated, we feel free.

THEN and only then will you be able to release not only the emotional weight you’re carrying, but also the physical weight.

Start with love.
End with love.

You’ll never lose that game.

23 Comments

  • Sheila
    Posted at 5:09 am, Reply

    You got some great stuff here Sam. 🙂 A great read indeed!

  • Grace
    Posted at 10:12 am, Reply

    I agree with you Sheila 🙂 Really love this line “We are able to feel whole from within”

  • Greta B.
    Posted at 3:40 am, Reply

    It really is hard to deal with the emotional weight we are carrying. It really should start within ourselves. Thank you Sam.

  • Linda A
    Posted at 4:05 am, Reply

    An internal issue should be dealt emotionally. Like what Sam said in this blog, when we externalize (restrictive diets, overexercise) an internal issue (emotional voids) we enter the ‘diet/binge’ cycle, never filling the emotional void we were searching for.

  • Kate P
    Posted at 4:04 am, Reply

    I love how straight forward and simple the solutions of Sam. 🙂

  • Sabrina R
    Posted at 3:42 am, Reply

    Great blog indeed. 🙂 I agree that diet can not fill the emotional void that causes the binge eating cycle.

  • Marie Go
    Posted at 3:36 am, Reply

    It should always start with love and end with love. 🙂

  • Cyndi
    Posted at 3:15 am, Reply

    We should know ourselves, know the emotional problem we have so that we could address it accordingly. 🙂

  • Catherine
    Posted at 2:12 am, Reply

    Yes, Cyndi, internal problems can only be solved by internal solutions. 🙂

  • Bea
    Posted at 2:13 am, Reply

    What is that emotion that you feel you are lacking? Is it attention? Love? Comment below your answers ladies! 🙂

  • Julia
    Posted at 3:56 am, Reply

    Selflove 🙁 I really need to learn to accept myself as I am.

  • Charlotte
    Posted at 6:58 am, Reply

    Attention! but I tried to numb it with food, didn’t work that well. I am so happy I found hungry for happiness. 🙂

  • Carla
    Posted at 3:22 am, Reply

    I just need to feel loved. This is why I use food to feel loved, I am slowly changing this thanks to Samantha. 🙂

  • LOU
    Posted at 3:04 am, Reply

    I have been in a constant battle with my weight, and this, was definitely a guide to realization. Self love is the ultimate start to getting the results that we want.

  • BEATRICE
    Posted at 2:06 am, Reply

    Caption was eye-catching and the content was definitely heart-warming. 🙂

  • MARY
    Posted at 3:10 pm, Reply

    If there is an ultimate feeling of self love, you will never go wrong with whatever decisions you make regarding your body. You will be guided by the principle of preserving your body because you love it.

  • EMILY
    Posted at 1:50 pm, Reply

    I should put myself first, more often because that is the key for me to be able to know what I truly need, I should also learn to love myself first for me to be able to provide the love that other people deserve as well.

  • ARTIE
    Posted at 6:15 pm, Reply

    We need to know what emotional struggles we have for us to be able to handle them the right way to handle it and not lead into binge eating or over eating. 🙂

  • MANDY
    Posted at 8:11 pm, Reply

    “We are able to feel whole from within. When we realize all the answers come from within” – By looking into ourselves we will be able to realize all the things that our bodies really need. And we will be able to address it the right way.

  • CANDY
    Posted at 11:15 pm, Reply

    I have learned (the hard way) to never eat out my emotions. I am easily frustrated and I cope by eating whatever I want. However, I came to a realization that there’s more to life. And that I should release my emotional weight first and accept it so that I won’t eat it out ever again. 🙂

  • POLLY
    Posted at 10:53 pm, Reply

    “When we realize all the answers come from within and we have the ability to feel that of which we are searching for,” -This is absolutely true! I have experienced this years ago. And good thing was, I was able to overcome it. You can do it too!

  • NATALIE
    Posted at 10:23 pm, Reply

    This is such a wonderful read. Thank you Sam! 🙂

  • CANDACE
    Posted at 11:14 pm, Reply

    You need to sort out your feelings first and fix it before it eats you. 🙂

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