Binge Eating and Maslow's Control Needs

How does our behavior affect outside physical driving for food or water, shelter and safety?

According to psychologist Abraham Maslow, our actions are encouraged to meet certain needs. His hierarchy suggests that people are urged to meet basic needs before moving on to other, advanced needs. . Our more complex needs are at the top of the pyramid.

In a nutshell, this means that our basic need will be met first before we can continue to meet more complex needs. For example, it is difficult to focus on self-esteem if you are starving.

When we reach our basic needs, we meet a pyramid. Our needs become more psychological and social rather than physical. Soon our needs for love, friendship, and honesty will be important to our general well-being and health. Later, our need for personal self-esteem and the ability to reach goals becomes important.

Maslow puts self-esteem at the top, which is the highest human need, the need to grow and evolve as a person to reach your full potential.

Actually, if you have found your way in your daily life, itching for something "deeper" or "more" for your life, then you will experience your confidence.

Abraham Maslow wrote the physical, security, social and respect needs are lacking needs (also known as D needs), which means that these needs are due to deprivation.

The highest level of pyramid is considered a growth need (also known as needs or B needs). Growing needs do not stem from the lack of something, but from the desire to evolve as a person.

The scarcity or basic need is said to encourage people when they are priceless. Also, the need to meet such needs becomes stronger the longer they are rejected. For example, the longer you go without food, the more hungry they will be.

Initially, this model came out in 1943, then revised in 1954. It later expanded to include cognitive, aesthetic and transcendence needs in the 1970s.

Here is Maslow's model, as it stands for all necessary conditions:

1. Biological and physiological need – air, food, drink, shelter, warm, sex, sleep, etc.
2. Security needs – protection from elements, security, rule, law, stability, etc.

4. State work – self-esteem, performance, mastery, independence, position, control, opinion, administrative responsibility etc.
6. Aesthetic need – gratitude and search for beauty, balance, form, etc.
7. Automation Needs – to realize personal potential, self-confidence, personal growth and maximum experience.
8. Transcendence Needs – Helping Others to Achieve Automation.
Now, how does this relate to eating?

Model Maslow points out the needs that govern our behavior … and since ofeating or binge eating is often not due to physical hunger, it is behavior driven from other needs.

Binge banners are usually encouraged by something that is usually not obvious. It is often the result of a habit or reaction to something emotional or local: stress, anxiety, boredom, loneliness, guilt, shame, anger … you get the idea.

If it is a normal reaction, it may not be an obvious connection to emotions or situations. It might just be what you've been used to.

If you find yourself recuperating regularly and you feel like being "sick" or having "no control" around food … step back for a moment to look at the 8 person needs above. Is there a need where you are not completely satisfied?

Maybe you think standing steady. Or as your life is on an automatic pilot. Perhaps you need beauty and balance. Sometimes it is a relationship that is not what you want to be.

Take Action

For the next 8 days, focus on one of 8 listed needs in Maslow's hierarchy. Organize and do whatever you feel most satisfactory in that area that day. Enjoy yourself at that level.

Notice that eating your behavior when you make a conscious effort to meet your needs at multiple levels. Do you feel hunger more than ever? Do you feel inspired to try something new? Don't you like your usual desire?

I'm very curious to know. For me, after thinking about this, I realized that it is often social, opinion or self-confidence that can lead me to restless or inadequate. And when I am unsatisfactory … it is very easy to fill with food without thinking about it.


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