Emotional eating and overeating can be powerful. Reaching for something to eat when you’re stressed, depressed, anxious, tired, or overwhelmed can feel like second nature. Comfort eating or using food as a reward might just be habits that you don’t even know that you have…. OR it could be connected to childhood programming & trapped negative emotions in the body.
Food is abundant and everywhere… that eating habits become very strong and are automatic. That’s one important reason that willpower (the conscious mind) isn’t a lasting solution and why food plans or diets don’t usually work in the long term.
Most smart women who struggle with emotional eating (stress eating, comfort eating, or eating to avoid or cope with other feelings) make a strategic mistake. They use up their energy and discipline focusing on the wrong thing – food. Breaking free of emotional eating is possible when you look beyond the food and address the reasons cravings and overeating are happening – when you learn to nourish your real needs instead of turning to food.
Some steps you can start to take action on today…
The first step is to ask questions. Practice asking yourself why you are eating or why you are feeling hungry. Ask your unconscious mind … This helps you identify the root cause of your overeating – and as you begin to understand this root cause (or causes), then, the power dynamics start to change. And, you can ask – am i physically hungry or do i need love, attention, self care or other?
Once you understand why food has the power that it does in your life, then you can begin to craft new habits in ways that food never will.
Second Step is to identify the trigger.
While hunger tends to come on gradually, cravings related to emotional eating are likely to be abrupt and resulting from situations or circumstances that we are faced with.
Just got off of a stressful phone call? Just had a big project fall through at work? Just walked in the door to fighting kids at the end of an exhausting day? Being able to recognize the trigger brings awareness and helps you to make a more rational choice.
Making the change with conscious effort and willpower doesn’t always work. Give Hypnosis a go, working with the unconscious mind where everything is stored just may be the solution you’re looking for! Our Gastric Band Hypnosis Specialized program for weight loss is seeing great results!
If you want to release negative emotions from the body (connected to food, emotional eating) using energy healing, the emotion code is a modality that can work for anyone!
To your Health, Results and Success!
Lynn Thier – Your Mental Fitness Trainer & Fat Loss Expert!
About: Lynn Thier will get you there ~ with practical cutting edge methods for making positive shifts & change happen. Owner of Peak Performance Academy, Lynn teaches and consults on how to get mentally fit in sport, business and life. Lynn specializes in helping people release and shed unwanted weight – physical, emotional and mental weight that is holding them back or making them feel stuck in life. Connect today for a free 20 min call!