Today we’re going to focus on what I’m guessing is your main issue: emotional eating.
This happens when you have linked an emotion with food. So, when you start to feel the beginning of that feeling, whatever it is, and it feels uncomfortable, you have learned to muffle that feeling with food.
The food tastes good, and it distracts you from whatever that feeling was. And so, your habit is formed.
But if you eat from an emotion without hunger, no doubt you will be carrying around some extra weight.
We talked about emotional eating in Episodes 40, 42 and 43. And I thought we should revisit this topic and get really clear so you can understand how to solve this problem.
Do you eat when you’re happy? Do you eat when you’re sad? How about when you’re bored?
Well, this is emotional eating. It includes what some call ‘stress eating’.
All of this type of eating is really a habit. It can feel pretty strong and pretty compelling.
Almost like once the idea to eat comes over you, you have no choice.
But I want to show you that you can learn to separate your mood from your food. And how it’s done.
Join me in this coaching session, in this one-of-many about emotional eating.
Mentioned in this episode:
Episode 7: Managing Your Mind to Manage Your Emotional Eating
Episode 13: Understanding and Ending Your Emotional Eating
Episode 40: Why You Overeat When You’re Stressed
Episode 42: Stop Your Stress Eating, Part 2
Episode 43: Emotional Eating: Why You Need to Feel ALL Your Feelings
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