When you are depressed you may end up eating too much as a way to stop the depression. Brain research shows us that this is your body begging for the food in order to soothe the down feeling and make you feel better, this is actually a coping mechanism the body uses that willpower has no power over. Mean comments such as “just put down the fork” are uneducated, eating too much is not your fault, particularly when your mood is very low . As we state on this site, this is not an excuse it is the scientific truth.
Overeating is deeply rooted in your emotions and this has to be completely addressed before you address the overeating. Overeating is a feel good response from the brain and it is actually a good thing, your brain wants you happy. This is not to say we are promoting unhealthy eating habits, we are not but we have done the research with hundreds of over-eaters that show it is not your fault, we have worked with literally over 500 over-eaters and discovered the root of the problem is not just a love of food. The root cause is a complex mix of present and past emotions and experiences that manifest as a food addiction or in eating too much.
Those who say mean things about overweight people are doing them great harm and possibly causing them to eat more, it is crucial for the over-eater to realize that much of appetite control is rooted in emotional issues that can go all the way back to childhood. We discovered after working with hundreds of people who had this problem that it can be solved by using a specialized diet created for overeaters and the issue is best solved in private without others to interfere. Most of your issues with food came from others who caused you distress. You can heal the issue of eating too much on your own. We feel we have put together the best information available in one report including the very specialized diet created by health researchers in Europe. See here eating too much