A scarcity mindset, deeply rooted in our biological fear of not having enough, can paradoxically lead to overeating and weight gain. This anxiety over potential food scarcity triggers a primal urge to eat more whenever food is available, seeking a feeling of abundance and security. This behavior, while once crucial for survival, is counterproductive in today’s world where food is plentiful. To counteract this, cultivating calm awareness around eating is key. Recognizing this pattern allows you to mindfully address your food-related anxieties. By reassuring yourself of your access to food and focusing on nourishment rather than abundance, you can mitigate the urge to overeat driven by scarcity fears.

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