30 Ways To Relax Your Nervous System Without Using Food

October 18, 2021
Jessica Procini | Escape From Emotional Eating

When trapped in the emotional eating cycle it’s common to think “nothing will take the edge off quite like food.” 

But this is just not true.

I put this to the test this week and asked myself “what truly relaxes your nervous system?” 

What are all the ways that you know how to “downshift” in a healthy way without guilt, shame, hangovers, or any kind of self-sabotage

I was amazed to see how many ideas I came up with. Then I shared this same question with my clients in our private forum. I asked them to explore this for themselves. 

And our list multiplied proving there truly is an abundance of ways to relax your nervous system without using food.

Now, I invite you to do this same exploration for yourself. 

To make this simple for you, I’ve compiled a list of 30+ ways to relax your nervous system – a combination of my personal list and some from my clients too. 

Click here to download this resource now.

As your coach my recommendation is to: 

1). Download this list right now.

2). Then, print it. 

3). Take a highlighter and intuitively scan the list. Highlight each item that resonates with you. 

4). Pick one suggestion that you’d like to try on this week. Really research it. Notice how you feel. 

5). Add to and subtract from this list over time as you continue your relaxation research

Extra Credit: Hang this list inside the door of your pantry. Let this list be a “pattern interrupt” from another night of emotional eating.

Instead, give yourself what you truly need – rest, relaxation, and relief – without eating crap to get there. 

And of course, let me know how your relaxation research goes! I’d love to hear about it. 

Most of all, have fun with this! 

In service to your freedom,

P.S.  This list is a great baby step in the direction of your healing and I’m so happy to share this resource with you. But there is so much more that goes into truly creating peace with food and your body. If you’re ready to truly heal the roots of your relationship with food so you can embody your full potential click here to apply for support. XO

Read this before you do another diet

October 4, 2021
Jessica Procini | Escape From Emotional Eating


You reach for food after a long, stressful day. 

It’s your “off” switch. 

A moment to escape. To relax. To quiet the noise of your overwhelming world. 

You eat so you can’t hear the voices in your head anymore. 

But then you feel like crap. 

Your belly aches. 

Your farts smell like your insides are rotting. 

You isolate yourself. 

You start spiraling…

You can’t believe you just ate all of that. 

You know you shouldn’t have. 

You feel ashamed. Frustrated. Angry. 

If this is you, then click here right now and submit your application so we can put an end to this cycle.  

It’s not serving you. 

It’s not helping you fulfill your soul’s calling. 

It’s not something you have to live with or keep a secret for the rest of your life. 

Before you sign yourself up for another diet or detox, click here instead. 

In service to your freedom,

PS. I know you were probably hoping for some quick tip to stop this cycle. But quick tips you read online won’t truly put an end to ways you self-destructively use food to cope, soothe or escape. 

Your emotional eating is complex and deeply rooted. Which requires you to really dive in, get a lil’ uncomfortable, and peel back its many layers. The good news is you don’t have to do it alone: click here and apply now. It’s your first step, and it will truly support you in ending this cycle

Too busy to eat?

September 27, 2021
Jessica Procini | Escape From Emotional EatingJessica Procini | Escape From Emotional Eating

Do you have sacred space in your busy calendar to eat a nourishing lunch each and every day?

One of the biggest mistakes that I see mission-driven women like yourself do is not making or taking time and space in your busy day to eat. 

Which always results in a massive night-time binge.

I speak from experience. 

I used to be “too busy” to eat. 

I’d work straight through lunch. 

Sometimes I’d shove something in my mouth as I was clack-clack-clacking on my keyboard firing off emails.

Often, I couldn’t remember if I ate or what I ate. I was too busy to slow down or even notice. 

As I started healing my emotional eating, I realized this pattern was tangled up in one of the 4 Roots Of Emotional Eating®: FEAR.

The truth is, I was afraid people would think that I was lazy or I wasn’t working hard enough. 

I was afraid that if I took time to rest and eat, I’d come back to even more work. There would be even MORE for me to do. 

The only way I knew how to cope with these underlying fears at the time was to just. keep. working.

Now, things are very different. 🌟

Now I am a steward to a multiple 6-figure mission, and I take a full hour for lunch right in the middle of my day. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. 

No matter how busy I get, I protect that space no. matter. what.

Because eating is a sacred act and should be treated as such.

I know from experience that I am more present and more productive in less time when I take time to rest, reset and nourish. 

Creating and protecting that time and space is my secret weapon. It’s how I am able to fully show up to the intense work that I do at the high level that I do. 

It’s how I’m able to keep my energy grounded and sustainable no matter what challenges arise. 

It’s how I stay connected to my intuition, which I use in every aspect of my business—especially when working with my clients.

It is also a foundational piece to how I have been free from stress eating for the last 5+ years

So as your coach, my recommendation is that if you aren’t doing it already, create space to eat. And protect that space. 

And if you feel like you can’t, ask yourself, “What is standing in my way?”

Whatever it is, I invite you to bring it to our Discovery Call so I can hear more and we can coach out your next best steps. 

Because I can confidently say that whatever is standing in your way is also blocking you from healing your stress eating too. 

Click here. Apply now. Let’s work through this together.

In service to your freedom,

PS. When you do work that you love, the challenge becomes managing the compulsion to push yourself to exhaustion. Your body, mind, and soul will get tired. You will need time to rest, restore and nourish. Developing the internal wisdom to know when to step away and developing the strength to follow through on that wisdom (without guilt or fear) is part of the work that I do with my clients. Click here to apply now.

Do you love food?

September 20, 2021
Jessica Procini | Escape From Emotional Eating

Here is the truth: what you have had up to this point is an obsessive relationship with food. And an obsessive relationship is not love. 

To eat foods that make you feel sick…
To constantly be thinking about food… 
To be rigid and controlling around it…

This is not healthy. 
This is not love

It’s a tremendous waste of your precious time and energy. 
Most of all, it’s weighing you down and holding you back from reaching your full potential. 

I know because I’ve been there. 

In 2 months, I’ll be crossing the 6 year mark since the last time I emotionally ate. This is a major milestone for me…6 years free from the obsession I used to have with food

Now I know what it means to be a true lover of food. 

Now I take my time with it. 
I actually taste what I am eating and delight in it supporting my body. 
I eat without guilt, shame, or fear. And I stop with grace and ease. 
I eat to be a vibrant superpower. 

I can take it or leave it…enjoying food when I am physically hungry or leaving it alone if I’m not. 
I can eat by myself without feeling uncomfortable or crazy or wondering who is watching or judging me
I can eat with other people without self-sacrifice or self-sabotage. 

It feels wild to say this because of how crazy and compulsive I used to feel around food, but now I have peace with food.

The best part of having a truly loving relationship with food is that it supports my body, my mind, and my spirit in being a clean, clear vessel for the Divine.

Now it’s time for you, to be free from your obsession with food. It’s time to free your mind, body, and soul from the burdens of your addictive patterns. So, if you’re ready to take the next step (even though you might be a little scared too), click here right now and submit your application so we can connect and explore which level of support and accountability in the Escape From Emotional Eating programs is a fit for you. 

In service to your freedom,

P.S. I know you are super busy and have a lot on your plate. That’s why it’s time to heal your relationship with food because an obsessive relationship with food will only slow you down, hold you back and make you physically, emotionally, and spiritually sick. Click here so we can free up more of your precious time and energy by healing your relationship with food.

listening to your intuition about emotional eating

September 13, 2021
Jessica Procini | Escape From Emotional Eating

When it comes to healing your relationship with food, what has your intuition been telling you? 

Perhaps you suspect you’ve needed to learn better, healthier ways to cope with your stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. 

Or after another night of stress eating, you say to yourself, “I can’t keep doing this.”

Or you’ve had an inner knowing that healing your emotional eating is the next step you are meant to take…

But you’ve been resisting it. Overriding and denying the fact that you’ve felt the inner nudges or heard your inner voice. 

If this is you, I invite you to click here right now and apply for an Escape From Emotional Eating Discovery Session. It’s time to stop overriding your intuition and, instead, start listening to her! 

At this point, you may be noticing your fear-based voice starting to scream. Saying things like, “we can’t do this right now,” or “you’re already so busy,” or “come on, emotional eating is fun (sometimes)”.

This is a powerful choice point. 

Will you choose to listen to your intuition who always has your best interests at heart? Who has been nudging you for months now to do something different? 

Or will you choose to listen to your fears? Which will flood you with more anxiety than you already have and continues the chaotic cycle of “I know what I should be doing but….” 

As your coach, I highly recommend listening to your intuition and moving into action with whatever she says. 

Because every time you honor your intuition by letting her lead you, you are honoring yourself. Your Highest Self.

When you listen and act on your internal knowing, your gut sense, everything always works out in the end. 

Listening to your intuition, especially when it comes to your personal health and desires, is a skill that we strengthen in our work together. It’s what is needed to overcome your compulsive mind.

So let’s start this practice now. 

If your intuition has been telling you, “You’ve got to heal your relationship with food. It’s time.” then click here right now & let’s start this healing journey together. 

In service to your freedom,

P.S. You might be wondering, “How do you know if you are truly acting from intuition vs. fear?” 

Short Answer: By taking action. 
It’s just like learning any new skill. Like swimming for example. You can’t learn to swim by just talking about it. You have to get in the pool. Click here now. It’s time to jump in! 

P.P.S. For many of the women I work with, working with their intuition is super strong in one area of their life, like with work for example. But, they are disconnected from it when it comes to their relationship with themselves and food. We must repair this disconnect. Click here to do that now. 

emotional eating is due to the bugs in your brain

September 6, 2021
Jessica Procini | Escape From Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is happening for you because you have crossed wires in your brain, like bugs in the software system of your mind, embedded from ways that you’ve coped with trauma and challenges in the past.  

But, emotional eating is no longer working for you. 

It may feel like your compulsive patterns and behaviors are normal to you because you’ve been doing them so long. 

But, emotional eating is no longer working for you.  

In fact, it’s holding you back

So I want to talk to you about the “bugs in your brain“, what I call The 4 Roots Of Emotional Eating® that are triggering your emotional eating.  

The 4 Roots of Emotional Eating came from over a decade of my research in identifying patterns and working with hundreds of women to heal their relationship with food. This research also includes valuable insights from my own personal experience with being an emotional eater for over 20 years of my life. 

This discovery of mine is what makes our work together here at Escape From Emotional Eating different and more powerful than any other program out there.  

So let me walk you through what these 4 Roots are: 

Root #1 is Fear
Do you eat when you are stressed, anxious, scared, or overwhelmed? The root of that is Fear. 

Root #2 is Hyper-Vigilance 
Do you often feel “tired but wired” especially after a long day and use food to “come down”? Or do you eat to take the edge off? The root of that is Hyper-Vigilance. 

Root #3 is Self-Abnegation
Do you sacrifice yourself, often eating things you know will make you feel like crap because you are afraid of what other people will think of you? The root of that is Self-Abnegation. 

Root #4 is Self-loathing 
Are you very hard on yourself? Do you have this persistent feeling that no matter what you do it’s never going to be enough, so might as well eat? The root of that is Self-Loathing. 

Now, it’s one thing to know WHAT the 4 roots are, but it’s a whooooole other thing to work with them to heal your emotional eating. 

So if you are someone… 

  • Who’s emotional eating is a secret that you’ve been harboring for years 
  • Who uses food to cope, soothe and escape and it’s holding you back from reaching higher levels of success in your personal and professional life 
  • Who really values high-level support from intuitive coaches so you can break through your own inner glass ceiling, yet are still plagued with emotional eating 

Then I recommend that you click this link and fill out an application so you and I can have a conversation and get started right away. 

We have important work to do in healing the roots of your emotional eating. 

Click here to apply and I’ll talk to you soon!

In service to your freedom,

P.S. Do you have some fear and doubt as to whether our work together would really help you? I get it. That’s why we have the helpful Escape From Emotional Eating Discovery Session Process to give you the time, support, and necessary info in order to get clear on your best next steps. So click here to apply and let’s explore the possibilities together! 

emotional eating is not really about the food

August 30, 2021
Jessica Procini | Escape From Emotional Eating

My issues with food were never about food itself. I realized that after bingeing my way through nutrition school and burning myself out, working out all the time. 

I was clear: Nutrition and fitness were not going to heal the roots of my issues with food.

It doesn’t matter if you swap your cookies for carrot sticks. If you don’t get to the roots, nothing will truly change.

From 10 years of deep, dedicated research of my own, I discovered the 4 Roots Of Emotional Eating®. 

This discovery of mine is what makes our work together here at Escape From Emotional Eating different and more powerful than any other program out there. 

Together we can now take any of your emotional eating episodes and quickly identify which of the 4 Roots is causing it. Once we know what is causing it, we know how to heal it and feed your emotional needs. Ultimately this creates a faster, more peaceful path to healing for you!

There is so much more to this, so stay tuned till next week’s email, where we’ll deepen this important conversation around the 4 Roots of Emotional Eating and how they may be showing up for you in your relationship with food. 

Keep your eyes on your inbox! 

In service to your freedom,

P.S. If someone you love comes to mind who could benefit from this information, please forward this email and my information to them. Thank you for contributing to this healing ripple effect. 

what my clients are saying…

August 23, 2021
Jessica Procini | Escape From Emotional Eating

Over the last few weeks, my clients have been sharing with me what their experience here at Escape From Emotional Eating has been like for them. This is how my clients are describing our work together: 

Escape From Emotional Eating

Let yourself receive the energy that is in each of these words. Each one of them holds the energy of the healing that happens in our work together. So allow yourself to receive these words, this energy, and this support. 

And if you’d like to hear more about what my clients are saying, click here to read a few of their stories.

In service to your freedom,

why you have destructive habits

August 16, 2021
Jessica Procini | Escape From Emotional Eating

Most people think that emotional eating is a way to numb difficult feelings like stress, anxiety, and fear.

But one important thing I’ve learned from my own journey to heal my emotional eating and helping hundreds of other women do the same over the last 10 years is that emotional eating also numbs your power. 

One of my favorite quotes from Marianne Williamson speaks to this specifically. She said, “[Y]our deepest fear is not that [you] are inadequate. [Y]our deepest fear is that [you] are powerful beyond measure.”

This is especially true for driven women on a mission like yourself.

The truth is that deep down, at the root of your emotional eating, sits a fear of being connected to your own personal power.

This is why so many deep feelers and creative people turn to destructive habits, like emotional eating, to dull the experience of their power, rather than embracing it, channeling it, and enhancing it.

Food has become the way you numb, dilute and diffuse your power because being powerless feels familiar, “safe” even.

This is why all work we do together here at Escape From Emotional Eating involves increasing your ability to plug into, channel, and stay connected to your power rather than dulling, numbing, or disconnecting from it.

How do exactly do we do that? First, we increase your emotional fitness and stamina with the tools and processes I teach, like Digesting Emotions®.

When you increase your capacity to feel, through our work together, you’ll no longer need to run to food (or alcohol) to avoid feeling what is really happening. 

Your body will become a clean, clear vessel – a vehicle – for the Divine. You will become a force for positive change at work, at home, and in all aspects of your life. 

Because when you heal your relationship with food, you heal your relationship with yourself, and everything in your life gets better because of it.

So the next time you use food to dull or numb whatever you are feeling, remember you aren’t just numbing the dark. You are numbing your power too. 

In service to your freedom,

P.S. If you feel called to stop using food to numb your feelings and your power, click here to apply for a complimentary, exploratory conversation with me, where we’ll get clear on the best next steps of your healing journey together.

behind the scenes from the ESCAPE

August 9, 2021
Jessica Procini | Escape From Emotional Eating

I woke up with a tremendous amount of energy moving thru my body on the first day I was going to lead our Summer ESCAPE last week. 

In the past, I would have labeled it anxiety and overwhelm and sought to numb it thru food and alcohol. I can remember how the intensity of this energy would make me cranky and angry. My whole body would feel like it got hit by a bus. 

Now, from having healed my emotional eating, I have such a higher emotional literacy and resilience, thanks to the tools that I continue to use and teach my clients. So my relationship with the intensity has changed dramatically

Now, instead of judging it, I welcome it. That morning I told myself, “totally makes sense why you feel this way! You are about to lead a group of women from all over the world! You are going to be doing work that NO ONE has done before.” 

Big thanks to all the healing work that I’ve done, I now see this surge in energy (as uncomfortable as it can feel at times) as my body preparing me for something big. I will need this energy and this is my body responding to it. 

So I thank my body. She is working. This is a healthy response

Then, I make sure I am staying grounded so my body, mind, and soul can be a clean, clear vessel for the Divine and allow this energy to move THRU me. 

So, I take walks outside, ground in nature, eat grounding foods and stay away from sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. I talk to myself compassionately and confidently to soothe my nervous system. 

Above all —>  I give myself what I need to lead.

Instead of feeling stressed, anxious or angry, I was able to feel my excitement of what lies ahead, albeit the unknown. I was able to feel a deep sense of gratitude instead of feeling overwhelmed and numb. Which makes this something that would normally be full of anxiety and overwhelm, so much more FUN. 

I guess that’s why I keep doing these events. Ha!

Because I can tell you, if I hadn’t learned to manage the intensity in a healthy way, it prob would have killed me a long time ago. And in killing me, it would have killed my mission to help other women too.

In service to your freedom,

P.S. Many of my clients told me how powerful our ESCAPE experience was together and I fully credit that to not numbing, distracting, or seeking to disassociate from the intensity I was feeling throughout it. If you’d like to learn how to do this for yourself, click here and apply now. I only have 1 spot left in my calendar this month to connect with women like you who are ready to answer the call to heal your emotional eating.

Did you know there are 4 Roots that trigger Emotional Eating?

Watch this video to identify which one is triggering you!

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