Emotional Eating – does it really help?

I’ve been watching old episodes of The Nanny on Amazon Prime and saw this one last night. It’s a great example of emotional eating.

Are you the type of person who eats when you are upset, angry, stressed or sad?

You know, the media reinforces this stereotype. Think of the Rom-Coms you’ve watched where the broken-hearted girl is sitting on the couch watching TV with a container of ice cream. For those who were fortunate to not have pain solved with food by parents as children, the media does it to us as well.

If you are an emotional eater, think about that last binge.

Did it taste good while you were eating it? Probably.

Did it make you feel better while you were eating it? Probably.

After the binge was over, how did you feel? Bloated? Sick? Angry at yourself?

And was the problem gone? Probably not.

So the problem was still there. And now you have another thing to be annoyed or feeling guilty about.

Some wise advice about emotional eating . . .

My colleague Jo-Anne Eadie in her book, “Exhale Weight” writes the following:

No matter how big or small the incident is that has us feeling guilty, sad, depressed, angry, fearful, anxious, it is what it is.

We can’t feel:

guilty enough to change the past, it is what it is

sad enough to change the past, it is what it is

depressed enough to change the past, it is what it is

angry enough to change the past, it is what it is

fearful enough to change the past, it is what it is

anxious enough to change the past, it is what it is

Forgive yourself, move on and let go

So before you pick up that next spoon, why not book a consultation with me to discuss how hypnosis can help you overcome this problem. You can have up to 30 minutes of my time at no charge and it could be the 30 minutes that changes your life.

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