Jun 30, 2020
How often do you choose to eat for a reason that has nothing whatsoever to do with whether your body is physically hungry?
Maybe you want to eat because a certain food looks or smells good.
Or because you’re worried about whether you can pay your bills.
Or because you’re lonely, or are having difficulties with your spouse or partner.
Maybe it’s to reward yourself for working too hard.
Perhaps you’re in that hamster wheel of seeking pleasure from food, then feeling miserable because you overate, frustrated that you’re gaining weight, and your doctor told you that your cholesterol has gone up, all of which make you more upset, so you eat some more. A very vicious cycle, isn’t it?
Or maybe, like one woman posted on social media recently, you cling to food to get through your pain.
Underneath all of that food that your body doesn’t need, and often stores as fat, is something going on in your life that wants to teach you something about yourself when you’re ready to learn.
Here’s an unarguable fact: food cannot fix what is causing your pain. All it ever can do is distract you from the pain and the problem that is causing it.
As Pema Chodron so wisely said, “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” This is true for most things in life, including our issues with food and weight.
In this episode, we’ll talk about figuring out what your emotions are telling you so that you can give yourself what you really need, stop emotional eating and lose the weight for good.
Are you ready to learn what’s eating you so that you can be free from overeating, food and weight issues for the rest of your life? If so, start by watching my free video masterclass, Kick the Emotional Eating Habit for Good.