Everyone loves to eat. Most people do some emotional eating. I am not saying to not enjoy that silky lobster and butter sauce or those popping berries atop the whipped cream of your dessert once in a while. This blog is about getting in touch with your body and feeling your needs and what you can eat or not. But do cut down on your emotional eating until it is not the major way you eat.
One thing to think about is that millions of people, and many of them children, are starving and cannot get their basic nutrients. Yet many people in First World countries throw out lots of good food every day. Why don't you calculate how much money you spend on food each day on average, and how much you would save if you cut down on emotional eating. Do this for four weeks. Then take that money each week and give it to a children's charity.
Bread for the World Institute "seeks justice for hungry people through research and education on hunger and development", according to its Web site http://www.bread.org/about-us/institute/ . According to Bread for the World Institute , 854 million people across the world are hungry, and almost 16,000 die each day from malnutrition-related complications. That is one child every five seconds! Complications include vitamin or mineral deficiencies, which leave children susceptible to illness.
For more information on children's malnutrition, see the Web site of the United Nations Children's Fund www.unicef.org. According to UNICEF, 10.9 million children under five years old die in developing countries each year, and malnutrition and hunger-related diseases cause 60 percent of these deaths.
You can find out more about world malnutrition at the World Food Program Web site www.wfp.org.
Some information from this blog was taken from http://www.bread.org/learn/hunger-basics/hunger-facts-international.html.
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