When I work with clients, they have very often already taken the route of serial dieting. By the time I work with them, they’ve dieted for years and years and have very low body confidence and self esteem. What I help you to do, is to help you develop an understanding of emotional eating; what it is and how you can begin to combat it.
You may not even know if you engage in this kind of eating; it can be so entrenched from childhood, even appearing on TV shows as the norm, that recognising it can initially be difficult.
Understanding emotional eating is a long slow process. It involves being incredibly curious about your own behaviour and unlike a diet, where you have a plan of action from the start, it takes time to look at the patterns you have and the reasons you eat. Habits have often formed slowly, over years, sometimes decades and so to expect them to change quickly is unrealistic.
For many, the process of understanding emotional eating goes hand in hand with fully experiencing your emotions and recognising your patterns and habits around hiding your emotions. Understanding emotional eating can make you feel vulnerable and raw, as you stop fighting how you feel and begin to express yourself more and more.
By understanding emotional eating you can begin to change your disordered relationship with food and get off the dieting treadmill. You can recognise those times when food isn’t the answer and choose different ways of dealing with the experiences life throws at you. You can understand how to ride the waves of life in a different way, being fully engaged in your emotions and develop better and more positive coping strategies. Food no longer has a hold on you.
This is why I’ve developed my new course, Understanding Emotional Eating, to help you to recognise your destructive eating habits and empower you to change them in a really supported way. It’s in bite sized chunks – audios of 2-7 minutes. Just click the image below to start understanding and overcoming your emotional eating habits.