Prolonged dieting will turn anyone into a food junkie. Restrictive diets build up food frustrations so intense they become unmanageable. You do well for days, and then, before you know it you’re crying for food like a famished baby and you gulp bags, boxes and cartons of it like a bottomless pit. If that sounds like you, visit my page about binge eating before returning here.
You may never have experienced a single binge, but very much like I used to, have a recurring routine where you eat food for emotional relief, for connection, for pleasure, for excitement or to make up for something lacking in your life.
It may be coming home from a busy day or after a setback, a fight, too much pressure at work, because you hate your boss, your job or because you’re just doing too much and you can’t take it anymore or it may be just because you feel alone or helpless.
No matter the reason, you know that a certain feeling, including numbness and disconnection leads to eating and temporary relief. Nothing really changes in your life, but at least you get to feel better for a while.
Emotional eating may be so subtle you’re not aware of it. I wasn’t. I just knew that I was eating food from back home every day when I was homesick or that I started eating more cookies, chocolate and ice-cream as my relationship with my partner was deteriorating.
I didn’t binge. I ate vasts amount of sweets slowly. It felt a bit as if I was mourning my lost love with sugar, knowing it was gone, hoping it would come back and feeling alone, afraid and abandoned. With food, it felt like I was with someone. Not in reality, but at least I was giving myself something.
Had you asked me back then whether I was an emotional eater, I would have said “I don’t think so” or “I don’t know”. But the truth of the matter is that food was no longer nutrition. It was a way to cope, compensate, relieve and satisfy needs and emotions I didn’t really want to listen to.
Whether you gorge vast amounts of food rapidly, eat mindlessly in front of TV or just eat your favorite comfort food slowly is irrelevant.
“If you can relate food to emotion, then you’re most likely an emotional eater.”
If that is so, I can’t tell you how happy I am that you’ve found my blog.
You see, I’m not just a former emotional eater. I’m one of the most curious, stubborn and creative people I know. These qualities led me to discover and combine techniques in a method that can heal emotions without food, and restore a naturally healthy relationship between food and you in a matter of days. Many of the things I share on this blog cannot be found anywhere else…
I’ll never tell you that going for a walk or taking a bath is going to work. Either of these things may be pleasant and comforting, but they don’t address the root cause of emotional eating: how you create and handle your emotions and react to events in your life
Once you address that, emotional eating will vanish like a hot designer dress at 75% discount on the first day of the sales. You can shop at all the stores in town the next day and the day after that and again after that. It will be gone.
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If you want to stop eating food you know you don’t need and end up making your body accumulate fat in places you don’t want (I had a huge belly back then), get my free updates now. You’ll be surprised at what you can do, once you know how to handle emotions without food.