This emotional state of indulgence is called Emotional Eating. Many people are likely to feel or realize that this emotion is difficult to stop. Or sometimes it may not be able to stop at all. How much you eat is not full Even if I'm full, I feel that it's not enough. Still want to keep eating But then why can't the body get enough? The more bored, lonely, depressed, the more we eat. has an explanation.
We will already know that eating a lot Especially those foods that are useless There are no those nutritional values. It is very easy to get fat. This obesity also increases the risk of illnesses even more, although many people feel guilty about putting this in their stomach. But the guilt cannot fight the desire
When we are bored Why do we just eat?
Scientific principles describe this as emotional emptiness. Or negative feelings Without humans having any other way to fill the emptiness Because the mood during that period is what we call "Not in the mood" I don't want to do anything Feeling lethargic Eating is a way to fill in the void and to create a temporary feeling of being "full", which is actually "full". Here we may not even realize if we are full or emotionally full. I only knew that it was happier.
Indeed, this human emotional eating has existed since the Cave Neanderthals. According to human evolution When humans have stress or mental disorders from the original. (Which in that era is often a matter of natural hazards such as lack of food or being hunted) instinct to recognize those dangers. Emotions make the body feel it needs energy to survive. So it's not what you can eat. But the picture of food in my head is almost all high-energy foods.
When the stress begins to relax The energy that is depleted from escaping. It causes the body to react to stock up on energy like this to use again in case of a disaster in the future to have the strength to survive.
But when it comes to the present On a day when humans don't have to hunt No need to stay in a cave Know how to live in a society These social factors play a role in the mental state instead of insecurity. When he perceived the danger The stress level will go up. There are various feelings flowing in, boredom, tired (mind), lonely, depressed, the body tends to need food that is relatively high energy to compensate.
Response to stress with this diet Born in a state in which the body feels a crisis The body releases the hormone corticotropin, which is secreted from the brain's hypothalamus. To stimulate the release of glucocorticoids from the adrenal glands These steroid hormones will increase the appetite. We then eat that craving as a mechanism to cope with the stress or emotions that arise.