Originally Posted by sacha
Hey we aren't all (were) emotional eaters.... I just liked eating food too much. I just enjoyed it. Nothing to do with happy or sad, it just tastes delicious and I want more
I remember the era of every overeating behavior (especially in women) being about some kind of codependency or deep dark emotional issues. Some is just metabolism or brain chemistry. Dopamine receptors or something.
Several of the posts I could relate to about the husband who got grumpy yet wouldn't go eat. I have done stuff like this - my guess is that a person gets busy and ignores the brain's hunger signal and then the hunger signal turns off.
Sometimes, ironically enough, I do this while grocery shopping because I'm doing that last on a bunch of errands so frozen foods don't melt, and I'm wanting to hurry up and get it done. And I'll be aware that I'm shopping on an empty stomach and don't want to make bad selections or overbuy - which knowledge only makes me more indecisive!
There's a certain point when I can't make any decision, it's like my brain's running on fumes and I have to wrap it up and get out of the store.
My mom was Type 1 diabetic and if her blood sugar was low she could be pretty grumpy - and I'm the same way - I have insulin resistance but am not diabetic, trying not to become diabetic.