What makes you eat?
Is it true hunger?
If the answer is yes, then you have eaten for fuel.
If the answer is no, then you have emotionally eaten.
Everyone has had an experience with emotional eating.
It isn’t a disorder or a dirty term that shouldn’t be discussed in public or that should be hidden away.
I’ll simplify it here: emotional eating is when you’ve eaten in reaction to an emotion or to cover up an emotion.
Here are some examples of emotional eating:
Eating cake because you’re so excited about your promotion.
Grabbing a bar of chocolate while you’re doing laundry and cleaning because you’re too tired to keep going without the sugar rush.
Eating a donut because you’re bored.
Going through an entire sleeve of Oreos because you’re stressed out after that long day at work.
Eating an entire bowl of pasta because you’re afraid to let it go to waste.
Ordering and eating pizza instead of the salad you were going to have because dealing with the kids and work all week has left you exhausted.
Eating a bag of chips because figuring out how to set up your website is stressful.
Why is it important to pay attention to emotional eating?
Because it is why you’re struggling with losing weight.
You’ll be well on your way to losing weight for good when you do two things:
1.) Eat when you’re truly hungry
2.) Feel your emotions
The women who feels her emotions instead of eating and eats food for fuel is the one who keeps the weight off forever.
P.S. This work is life-changing. Learning about the difference between emotional eating and true hunger is one thing. Putting that into action in your life is a whole other level. You want to lose weight for good and I want to help you reach your goal so let’s get on a call . We’ll see if coaching is right for you and start down your last weight loss journey ever.