This is part 2 of an article about guilty eating. Part 1 is at Stop Feeling Guilty about Eating
How to Break Free from Guilt and Emotional Eating:
Emotional eaters use food to modulate their emotions whether it’s to promote positive emotions or suppress unpleasant ones.
As an emotional eater, you may experience some guilt after overeating and you may also choose to have more food to alleviate that guilt.
This is not always the case but a common scenario is this: you feel something and though you may not know what that feeling is, you know that you must eat. You eat food out of an urge, not physical hunger. Soon, you feel bad about what you did. You may then decide to eat some more to suppress that bad feeling.
No matter what you do, if you eat food to regulate your feelings, your greatest asset is your honesty and your willingness to welcome your emotions and listen. Continue Reading