Why You May be Feeling Ashamed About Emotional Eating
First, let’s set the stage and recognize that all eating has emotional connections. The reason why you feel bad about eating emotionally is because of diet culture. Diet culture has made you believe that emotional eating means something about you. But what if you saw emotional eating as a gift rather than your lack of willpower, self-control, or something you should be ashamed of?
Instead of letting go of emotional eating, I’m inviting you to use the experience to learn about your needs. YES. The thoughts and feelings that drive your urge to eat emotionally have important information that could help you learn more about yourself and your needs.
Why Trying to Stop Emotional Eating Is Not Working
The #1 reason why trying to stop emotional eating is not working for you is because you’re resisting your emotions. As women, we’re not taught to process our emotions. Rather, we numb and avoid them which contributes to emotional suffering. That’s why in this episode, I dive into our emotional connection to food, a simple 5-step process for navigating emotional eating (including processing your emotions), and what to do after you eat emotionally.
Mentioned in this Episode:
- Episode 16 – The Gift of Emotional Eating with Stephanie Dodier
- Thrive, my 1:1 transformational coaching program to help you heal your relationship with food and your body
- Want a quick start to getting off the diet train and gaining food freedom? Check out the food freedom guide. Olive and Bliss – Food Freedom Guide
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