trust yourself with food

November 2, 2020

Let’s dive right into today’s video that’s all about how to trust yourself with food!

Pay attention to what I share with you at the 4:44 mark to the 5:55 mark – it’s super UBER important. You won’t want to miss it.

In service to your freedom,

PS. It’s time to heal the roots of your emotional eating so that you can be free. Click here to apply right now and let’s connect to explore which of the Escape From Emotional Eating Programs is a fit for you.

are you tuning into yourself?

October 26, 2020

I wanted to bring you in on a conversation I was having with my clients this week during our Community Support Call that was all about Honing The Practice Of Tuning Into Yourself. 

This skill of tuning into yourself is a skill that is practiced and acquired through all of my Escape From Emotional Eating Programs. 

It’s what helps you answer the question: “What am I truly hungry for?” 

Yet, I see so many high-achieving women struggle with this practice of tuning into themselves. 

They’re pros at it when it comes to what their business or children need.

But when it comes to truly understanding YOUR personal needs – like even when you’re hungry or full – you feel like you’ve completely lost yourself. 

So let’s start to turn this around. Watch this short video (less than 4 minutes). 

Then reply back to this email and let me know what stops you from tuning into yourself? What gets in the way? 

And in my next video, we’ll continue this journey. I’ll share a tip and a trick on how to hone the practice of tuning into yourself, so you can understand what you’re truly hungry for and Escape From Emotional Eating. 

In service to your freedom,

PS. Know that your emotional eating is holding you back from reaching your full potential? Then click here right nowand let’s connect to explore your best next steps to heal your emotional eating.

🙏 Finding rest in this overwhelming world 

October 19, 2020
When I was tired, I would eat. 

I would eat to stave off the exhaustion. 
I would eat because my head would ache. 
I thought it was just that my blood sugar was low. (Boy was I wrong!)  

I would eat because rest was a 4-letter word.  

Caffeine, carbs, sugar…they were my way to keep on pushing. 
There were things to do, emails to check, people to call.  

If I rest, these things will never get done. 

If I rest, I’ll never get off the couch.  

If I rest, I’ll have to feel.  

I’ll have to feel the white-hot ache of my body… to feel all the feelings I’ve pushed down… 

Nope! Not going to do it. So to the kitchen, the caffeine, the carbs I went.   

As I started to heal my emotional eating, I saw how many times I ate because I was tired. Not because I was hungry.  

How my headaches had nothing to do with my blood sugar. It was actually my body screaming for me to stop. Clawing at me to rest. 

Slow down.  

I learned that rest was a way to come home to myself and when I allow it, I am more deeply aligned with myself and all aspects of my life.  

Rest is something we have to take. No one will give it to us. Certainly not in this overwhelming world.  

And if we don’t take it, our bodies will force it upon us through illness, depression, or injury.  

Now, I no longer eat when I’m tired. I no longer allow myself to get to such a dire place of exhaustion. And I haven’t emotionally eaten in almost 5 years now.  

But I’ll humbly admit, I’m still on the journey when it comes to my relationship with rest. I am still learning the rhythms of my body, especially as she gets older and especially in these overwhelming times.  

So the next time you reach for food, ask yourself: “Am I physically hungry? Or am I tried?”  

If you’re tired, give yourself permission to rest… to soothe your senses by closing your eyes and come home to yourself. 

Eating when your tired will only create separation. 
Give yourself what you’re truly hungry for and rest.  

Trust that all your emails, ideas, responsibilities will be there when you’re ready to plug back in.  

Know that true strength comes from knowing when to rest and giving it to yourself.  

In service to your freedom,

PS. Need help eating when you’re hungry, stopping when you’re full, resting when you’re tired, and processing your emotions instead of stuffing it all down with food? Click here to submit your application and let’s explore which of the Escape From Emotional Eating Programs is a fit for you!

we need you.

October 12, 2020
Jessica Procini | Escape From Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is especially deadening because it doesn’t just numb the pain of your difficult experiences. Emotional eating also numbs your experience of love, joy, creativity, connection, empathy, and intuition. 

You cannot selectively numb emotion. 

If you numb the dark, you numb the light. 

Listen to this short clip (it’s only 1 min and 30 seconds long) from a recent podcast interview I did where I talk more about this and why now, more than ever, we need you. All of you. Especially the part that emotional eating steals. 

In service to your freedom,

PS. Don’t want to use food to numb anymore? Click here right now to submit your application so we can explore which of the Escape From Emotional Eating Programs is a fit for you!

emotionally eating through the debate

October 5, 2020
Channel Your Outrage into Action - Jessica Procini

I submitted my application to be a poll worker here in Philadelphia on Election Day.

I have no idea if I’ll be selected or if this is even the right choice for my physical health or my highly sensitive nervous system, but it has been something that has been “with me” for weeks now since I saw the original call for workers.

As I saw people’s posts about emotionally eating through the debate and even felt my own triggers to numb the outrage and intensity I felt…I felt like this was deja vu of 2016.

We have the choice to do this election differently.

We have the choice of how we handle this

I know that stuffing it, numbing it, ignoring it – with food, alcohol, or other distractions is not the answer.

Emotional Eating only makes difficult times more difficult.

Emotional Eating only numbs us. Now is a time to feel.

Because feeling —> creates change. It motivates you to action.

So as I was in the shower on Wednesday morning, the message was clear, “Channel your outrage into action. Do not stuff it.”

And as soon as I got out, I completed my application and submitted it.

Here’s to showing up.

Here’s to doing things differently.

Here’s to feeling it all.

With love, 

stop leaking your energy

September 28, 2020

I know you have a lot on your plate in life. So when it comes to healing your emotional eating, it can be easy to default to the thinking that this healing journey will be just another thing on your already full plate.

However, here are just a few things you can expect from your Escape From Emotional Eating journey:

  • You will have an abundance of energy because you will spend A LOT less time worrying – especially about food and your body. 
  • You will no longer be carrying the burdens of shame, guilt, and self-loathing from emotionally eating. Healing your emotional eating will make everything easier! 
  • You’ll learn how to truly nourish, restore, and rejuvenate. Because let’s be honest, emotionally eating doesn’t really take the edge off.
  • You’ll no longer be leaking your energy feeling stressed out, anxious, or worried. These low-level energies will be managed, leaving you feeling present, focused, clear, and grounded. 
  • You will THRIVE. No more self-sacrifice, self-destruction, or self-sabotage while creating your next level of success

Healing your relationship with food isn’t about adding more to your already full plate. 

Instead, our journey together is about shifting how you do things so you can reclaim your energy and let go of what is no longer serving you

All of this will leave you with way more time, energy, and happiness than you started. 

Click here to apply now and lets explore which of the Escape From Emotional Eating Programs is a match for you to create your next level of peace, freedom, and success.

In service to your freedom,

have you ever felt this?

September 21, 2020

There was a point in my healing journey with emotional eating that I realized that I was turning to food when I wasn’t physically hungry because I was hungry for something I couldn’t name. 

This weird hunger was different…it felt like an emptiness…not in my stomach…but like there was a hole in my heart

This “emptiness” was confusing because I had a good life. “I should be happy,” I told myself. 

So I tried to fill this hole with food. 

But I realized that trying to fill this hole with my homemade gluten-free, vegan chocolate chip cookies was like giving a glass of sand to someone dying of thirst.

It’s suffocating. 

It only creates more thirst, more panic. 

It creates a secondary problem to distract from the first problem…because the first problem (the weird empty feeling when I should be happy) was just too weird. Too uncomfortable. 

It’s been almost 5 years since I’ve emotionally eaten, and I often think back to those times when I felt the inexplicable hunger…that weird empty feeling.

I think how I wish I knew how to work with that feeling back then like I do now. 

If I just had the tools to get to the root of it and work through it, I wouldn’t have had to suffocate it with food. 

If someone had just taught me that there is this thing called emotional hunger, that the “emptiness” was my emotional hunger speaking to me. 

If I had been taught how to nourish myself emotionally, I would have been saved from years of suffering in the emotional eating cycle

This is why I created Escape From Emotional Eating. 

If you’ve ever felt that weird emptiness… that inexplicable hunger that food will never fill… my high recommendation is to click here right now and apply for an Escape From Emotional Eating Discovery Session so we can connect and get to the root of your emotional eating

There is no need to spend another day suffering. 

In service to your freedom,

💝 Special Resource: Untangling Physical and Emotional Hunger

September 14, 2020
I’m excited to share this special resource with you!

Untangling physical and emotional hunger is one of the beginning steps we take together on the Escape From Emotional Eating Journey.

It’s important for you to know that using food as fuel is NOT about mastering willpower, restriction, or deprivation. It’s about untangling the wires that you’ve got crossed (the one’s that say “food is fun!” that lead to overeating and feeling like crap — nothing fun about that!).

When we untangle your physical hunger from your emotional hunger, you’re able to confidently choose what nourishes you.

In each of my Escape From Emotional Eating Programs, this untangling process is very in-depth (it’s a 4-part training series). But since it’s a key component to your freedom from food, I wanted to share a short clip from a recent podcast interview I did to give you a taste so you can break free from overeating.

Click here to listen to the audio training (it’s 3 minutes and will change your relationship with food).

And since many of my clients are visual learners (I bet you are too!), click here to download the visual guide that accompanies the audio training above.

If someone comes to mind that you sense would benefit from this resource, please forward it to them!

In service to your freedom,

PS. If you’re interested in exploring enrollment in one of the Escape From Emotional Eating Programs so you can break free from your emotional eating, click here and apply now.

Epic Fail

September 7, 2020

I tried tweaking Kristin Cavallari’s recipe for Green Banana Muffins to be gluten-free and they turned out exactly the way they looked going in the oven (pictured below)… like slime. I trashed the whole batch. And the 2 hours I spent making them… a total waste.

Believe it or not, back when I was an emotional eater, I would have forced myself to eat them even though they were not so great.

I would have felt so guilty spending the time and the money on the ingredients.

I would have been so excited about them and sooo upset when it didn’t turn out the way that I had hoped, that I would have force-fed them to myself… all to avoid the discomfort of disappointment. (I can’t believe I’m telling you this but it’s true.)

Thinking back there were sooo many times I ate something when:
(1) I wasn’t really hungry
(2) I didn’t really like it

All to avoid the guilt of saying “no” or the guilt of throwing it away. (Talk about low vibrational energy – ugh!)

Now I no longer treat my body like a garbage bin and disappointment is no longer a feeling that dictates my choices, especially with food.

So into the trash these went and instead of disappointment, I felt grateful to honor my body to say no.

We deserve better.

Better luck next time.

With love,

PS. Do you feel freedom around food? Then we have some important work to do. Click this link to apply to explore enrolling in one of the Escape From Emotional Eating Programs, so you can finally have the peace and freedom around food you deserve.

what I’m eating right now

August 31, 2020

I’ve been asked a lot what exactly I eat and how I’m staying centered, grounded, and free from emotional eating during these challenging times of 2020. 

While healing emotional eating goes WAY beyond what actually goes in your mouth (we’ll save the conversation about mental junk food and it impacts on your physical body for another time), I thought it would be fun to share about once a month what I am consuming (and loving!) – physically, emotionally and spiritually to stay nourished and sane. 

1. Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

A lot of people think that once you heal your emotional eating you can’t ever have cookies, cake, or (my favorite) pancakes ever again. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Because freedom from food is not about what you eat, it’s about why you are eating…are you actually physically hungry?

That’s why I’m so excited to share my favorite pancake recipe with you. People literally hunt me down for this it is so good. With this and any kind of food, be sure to eat when you are physically hungry and stop when you are satiated. I always put the leftovers in the fridge because they make a great grab-n-go snack too. 

2. This Awesome Video of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Guide to Her Signature Red Lip for Vogue

While most days I don’t wear any makeup at all, I do love a red lip and learning new beauty hacks. So when I stumbled upon AOC’s video, I was so grateful for there to be a video that isn’t focused on what you’re wearing but why you’re wearing it. Prepared to feel inspired and empowered, especially as a woman during these times, after watching this! I sure was!

3. The best book I read in a long time: Where The Forest Meets The Stars by Glendy Vanderah 

Need a break from self-help books? Yeah, me too. Then I think you’ll really love this one I just finished. By far the best book I’ve read all year. It’s one of the ones that’ll make you want to read instead of watching Netflix at night. It made my heart grow two sizes! 

I hope you find something inspiring and nourishing (or just plain fun) in these recommendations!

If you try one of them feel free to let me know how you like it! Simply hit “reply” and let me know!

In service to your freedom,

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