The First Step to Stop Emotional Eating
I’m super excited to dish out today’s topic.
But I’m going to warn you, it’s pretty hairy.
In fact, no one really talks about it because for many women it’s best kept a secret. Locked in the closet. Pretending like everything is fine.
I did this for years. I was in total denial that I was an emotional eater.
After all, emotional eating was something for people who were much heavier than me.
Emotional eating was for someone who has real problems… I don’t have problems (or so I thought).
And yet I would continue to say to myself, “I’m doing everything right, but I’m STILL not losing weight.”
That phrase that I used to say over and over to myself and I continue to hear from so many of my clients…it’s a dead giveaway there is some deeper, emotional stuff going on with food.
I never knew that making a bee-line for chocolate when I stepped in the door every day after work to take the edge off was emotional eating.
I never knew that grabbing the ice cream, even though I wasn’t hungry, before I sat down to write a paper for my MBA was emotional eating.
I thought I just suffered from sugar cravings and couldn’t keep that stuff in the house.
The bottom line is I never knew that what I was doing was emotional eating. So I would continue to repeat the same old patterns that would leave me reaching for chocolate and ice cream when stress and anxiety started to pile up.
And that’s why I want to shine the light on emotional eating so you don’t stay stuck repeating the same habits and starting to wonder what’s wrong with you when you’re sweating your buns off and you’re only losing half a pound (on a good day).
In this week’s episode of J-ciniTV, I get down and dirty with emotional eating – what is it really, the truth of where it comes from and how to stop it before your spoon dives into that pint of ice cream.
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Lovin’ you so much and thanks for tuning in!
Love, health & laughter,