Our expert says:
Hi Claire, I'm wondering what exactly you mean by "inner hunger". It sounds as though, as you observe, you're eating even when you're not hungry, so its not so much about hungr. Some peopke eat not so much through hunger, but because it feels like they deserve to reward themselves, or to comfort ourselves ( maybe one of those inner hungers is for comforting ? ) or because it makes them feel secure. Maybe your "inner hunger" phrase suggests you think it could be in some way a substitute for some other actual hunger. I'd think what might help most would be some sessions specifically of CBT ( Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ) which deals with your habits of thought --- about food, about eating, about hunger, and about securely and reliably changing both unhelpful reflex thoughts but also behaviours that are inconvenient and fruitless.
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