Is emotional eating real, or are you making it up in your head?
The very easiest way to drive yourself crazy is to question what you know to be true.
Ask any woman after she’s had a fight with her partner, had a bad (or good) day at work, lost the password to her laptop if emotional eating is real and your answer will always be the same… CRUNCH, CRUNCH, CRUNCH!
YES! Emotional eating is real and it’s a HUGE issue.
Does that mean there’s no hope? No, of course not. You just need to find the avenue that works for you so that you can deal with your emotions without attempting to drown them in a four litre tub of caramel crunch ice cream.
1 Believing in your own worth is ESSENTIAL to beating emotional eating
If YOU don’t think you’re worth taking care of, you’ll never overcome emotional eating.
There. I said it.
You may not like it, you may not even agree with it, but it’s the truth. Until you truly know that you are the most precious being to walk the earth, until you really cherish yourself, you will be grappling with this emotional eating gig for a looooong time to come.
If you want to achieve anything in life, you must first BELIEVE that it’s possible, and that it’s possible for YOU.
We’ve all heard the saying “if one person can do it, anyone can”. Why do people say this? Because it’s TRUE! If one person can beat emotional eating and diet drama, so can you!
Yes, we all have our moments of doubt, that’s a given, but as long as you keep your vision of the life you want squarely in front of you, you WILL make it.
2 Be your own cheerleader
Sweets have been both my best friend and unfortunately, my worst enemy. As a busy woman, I know what it’s like to crave a sweet reward at the end of a long day, tedious, stressful, happy, sad, exciting or mind numbingly boring day.
It’s unavoidable. Our hormones are constantly plotting against us. Cravings arise and suddenly, that chocolate cake that was meant for the church bake sale is devoured in a frenzy of frosting and crumbs.
The scientists are telling us that eating refined sugar triggers the same response in the brain as cocaine? Seriously? I could have told them that twenty years ago!
I used to try to “white knuckle” my way through a sugar craving, but it never ended well (think, an entire block of Cadbury’s chocolate gone in under five minutes).
These days, I have decided to deal with my cravings with a little more dignity. Want in on my secret weapons? Check out my Raw Cherry Ripe Brownies or Chocolate Banana Smoothie for some healthy inspiration.
3 Let go of the “rules”
“I want to be skinny by Saturday”
“I want my body to be perfect”
“I want to eat all the chocolate/pudding/cheesy nachos in the world!”
When it seems like everyone around you has lost the faith, it’s up to you to keep the torch burning. You CAN do this. You HAVE the power. It’s time to step into it and OWN it.
THIS is your new beginning and all you need to do is let go and TRUST.
You are far more powerful than you realise. And honestly, as long as you’re feeling good about yourself, who CARES what the number in the bathroom scale says?!!
Do what’s best for YOU.
Eat what works for YOUR body.
NOT a diet that worked for someone else.
Need a little inspo to get you started? The Big Sugar Detox is off to the plastic surgeon for a HUUUUUGE makeover (yeah, she’s kinda vain like that) 😉 but in the meantime, you can jump start your journey to breaking up with emotional eating by clicking here to see what lies in store for you 😉
Now I’d love to hear from you!
Is emotional eating real? Let me know below…