The Sharon McLaughlin Show: Confidence is Contagious: Confidence to Overcome Emotional Eating with Jessica Procini

Segment1: Building Confidence for a Healthier Lifestyle:

Host discusses the common struggle of lacking confidence in achieving a healthier lifestyle.

Importance of a different approach for different results is emphasized.

Jessica introduces the holistic perspective of health, including emotional and mental wellbeing, beyond just nutrition and fitness.

The etymology of “healthy” as “whole” is explored, advocating for a comprehensive approach.


Segment 2: Understanding Emotional Eating:

Jessica delves into emotional eating, defining it as using food to cope with various emotions, not solely related to overeating.

Emotional eating is explained as a symptom of deeper emotional issues and a disconnection from true hunger and satiation levels.

The interview explores the reasons behind emotional eating, citing lack of education and societal stigmas.

The notion that emotional eating is about ‘why’ rather than ‘how much’ is established.


Segment 3: Awareness of Emotional Eating:

Discussion on whether individuals are aware of their emotional eating habits.

Jessica highlights the shame and denial associated with emotional eating, especially for high-achieving individuals.

The importance of self-awareness and acknowledgment is stressed as the initial step towards change.


Segment 4: Addressing Emotional Eating Habits:

Practical advice for individuals struggling with emotional eating habits is provided.

The recommendation to keep a journal, documenting the circumstances and emotions surrounding eating episodes, is presented.

Jessica encourages a non-judgmental and curious approach to self-observation.


Segment 5: Seeking Support and Working with Jessica:

Jessica invites listeners to visit her website,, for free resources and information.

The process of working with Jessica is explained, involving filling out an application for potential collaboration.

The emphasis is on creating a supportive environment to explore challenges and potential solutions.


Segment 6: Words of Encouragement for Confidence Building:

Jessica reassures listeners that emotional eating is a learned behavior that can be unlearned.

The erosion of self-trust caused by emotional eating is discussed.

Healing the relationship with food and oneself is portrayed as a journey towards building confidence and reclaiming personal power.

Listen to the full episode here.