Do any of these sound familiar?
- You reach for food when you need a distraction from your emotions
- You use food as a reward, to calm yourself down, cheer yourself up or compensate yourself for a tough day
- You snack when you’re bored, even though you’re not really hungry
- You keep telling yourself that life will be better once you’ve shed a few pounds, but you can’t remember a time when you haven’t been on one diet or another
If you can identify with any of these behaviours then it may be that, whether you are aware of it or not, you are an “emotional eater”. This is where your feelings have become so tied to your eating habits that you eat mainly to combat stress. Emotional eating can sabotage your weight loss efforts and lock you into a never-ending cycle of continually making poor food choices.
The good news is that you can break the cycle. I can help you take steps to regain control of your eating habits. If you use food as your primary emotional coping mechanism, then I can show you ways to eat more mindfully and treat food as fuel rather than as a prop for negative feelings.
I will help you recognise the emotional eating triggers that make you reach for food automatically without realising why you’re doing it, use food to distract yourself, eat compulsively, always be looking for the next new fad diet, or feel inadequate when looking at other people’s before and after weight loss photos.
You can opt for 1:1 consultations or an online group programme where we work together to put a brake on those self-sabotaging behaviours. You will learn how to balance your blood sugar, make the food choices that will help you reach a comfortable weight and make lasting changes to your eating habits without ever feeling deprived. I also run monthly workshops where I share food and lifestyle tips to help you understand how to live a happy, healthy and long life.
For more information or to book a free call where we can chat about how I can help with your emotional eating habits,