What is emotional Eating?
Emotional eating is exactly what the word says: It is an emotional issue and not a food issue. Mindfulness can help to identify the emotional needs and the underlying pain to overcome emotional eating and binge eating.
In the world where true feelings and emotions are not always welcomed, we can feel like we should always be ok, smiling and be bubbly. When we get asked how we are, we often respond without even thinking: “I am good, thank. How are you.” This answer doesn’t leave much space for true feelings.
“I’d rather be honest and authentic and disappoint some people than to exhaust myself trying to keep up the façade of perfection.” ~Crystal Paine
What happens when we distract ourselves from our emotions?
As soon as we start numbing our emotions, we not only numb the uncomfortable feelings such as anger, sadness and frustration, but also happiness and excitement. Numbing our feelings is not Regional Anesthesia, it is all over. It spreads through our entire system until loss of sensation is achieved.
The lack of ability to manage our emotions comes with big side effects. For some people it is binge eating, emotional eating, binge drinking. For others it is heavy drugs, sex addiction, porn addiction or other self medicating substances.
And strangely enough, when binge eating takes over our life and starts affecting our weight, mental and physical health, we are looking for a nutritionist. We are looking for someone who can help us to lose weight quickly with the perfect diet plan. How bizarre.
We are not looking at the reason why we gained weight in the first place. Track back to where it started: Weight gain -> binge eating -> dieting and restricting -> comfort eating -> feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
Feeling is healing
To heal binge eating we need to learn to feel. Feeling and healing. We need to address the underlying cause for all of it.
In this video I am sharing with you how to use mindfulness techniques to manage our emotions and feelings. It helps us not to feel overwhelmed by them so that we can finally stop binge eating.
This is video Nr. 3 of a three video series about how emotions, mood and feeling affect each other and how to learn to manage our emotions and feelings to overcome binge eating and emotional eating.
If you missed the other two videos, here there are again.
I want to tell you this – you are not alone. Way too many people suffer and they suffer in silence. I have made it my mission to help women to end their war with food, their body and ultimately themselves.
If you have struggled with weight, body image, confidence and an unhealthy relationship with food and yourself for far too long and are ready to let it go, book your FREE Food Freedom Breakthrough Call with me HERE.