How many times have you buried your pain with sugar-laced carbs? Or pretended that the bad stuff simply didn’t exist? Thinking that your denial would undoubtedly force the pain to vanish.
If you didn’t react, then it’s not real, or true or right in front of you. If you didn’t react, then it’s a nightmare, and once you open your eyes, life will be beautiful again.
Not surprisingly, letting our pain percolate inside can lead to anxiety, a storm of pent-up feelings and a whole lot of food cravings that we don’t even crave in the first place.