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Teaching Toolkit: End Emotional Eating
Does this sound like you?
You want to adhere to a certain food regimen, but every time you feel an emotion, any emotion, you eat unplanned food.
Happiness? You eat.
Excitement? You eat.
Anger? You eat.
Depression? You eat.
Boredom? You eat.
People ask me all the time: why do I eat when I’m happy AND when I’m sad?
The truth is ANY extreme emotional response is going to trigger you to eat if you don’t learn how to cope with your emotions in a different way. It doesn’t matter if they’re good or bad emotions.
You emotionally eat for two major reasons:
1) Lack of boundaries—If you do not have proper boundaries around your responsibilities and other people’s responsibilities, you will always struggle with emotional eating
2) Unmet expectations—If you have expectations that are not being met and that cause you to soothe your emotions with food, you need to learn to either change the expectation or change the actions you are taking
So how can you manage our emotional eating? You need to:
- include yourself on your list of important things to care for
- begin to separate your emotions from logic and facts
- become curious about your personal emotional needs
- fulfill your emotional needs (and not make them someone else’s responsibility)
- have reward systems outside of food
By taking responsibility for your emotional happiness, you can begin to make better choices and take better care of yourself.
This is why I created this Teaching Toolkit.
Following the lessons in End Emotional Eating, you’ll be guided through the process of:
- becoming more aware of your unique emotional needs
- prioritizing things into your week and life that bring you joy
- stopping yourself from turning to food as a reward or for comfort
This Toolkit also includes webinars and videos that will help you understand your emotional needs and to set yourself up for emotional success.
So why put it off any longer?
Once you change your thoughts around emotional eating, you can start to change your behaviors.