When I worked in the addiction field we had an acronym to remind people of the vulnerable conditions that can trigger relapse. It's "HALT", a warning to never get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired.
These are the conditions that put us in a vulnerable place, where we go on auto pilot and grab for old comforting behaviors that once soothed those states.
Because we are reacting rather than thinking, we try to fill the inner emotional emptiness with food, usually comfort food.
I don't know about you, but using comfort foods to handle my emotional stress did not solve the problem and actually made me gain weight and feel worse later. Thus, compounding the stress.
The solution involves increasing your conscious awareness of how your body alerts you to impending stressful conditions. Once you are aware of the real issue, you can address the cause or pattern. Use the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
tapping or other appropriate solution, rather than temporarily soothing the symptoms.
Symptoms tend to recur in patterns. Becoming aware of these patterns is the key to releasing them permanently.
Diet and exercise are great ways to control weight when underlying issues and patterns are not involved. But in my experience, when you find yourself in a revolving pattern of yo-yo dieting, underlying issues must be addressed in order to achieve a permanent solution.
I have a great program to release weight permanently that is premiering this week. It is called "Weight No More."
Check out the Free Telephone Seminars
this week, where I will share information and tips for permanent weight release.