What sends you running to the biscuit tin? 🍪
Stressful day at work, problems with your kids, arguments with your other half?
I started eating emotionally after a traumatic incident where the police told me it was my fault (I was drunk), I was ostracised by people I knew, who blamed me, the ‘victim’ (not a word I really identify with now) and I had to run the risk of running into my attacker at the corner shop, on the bus and in my building at uni.
No wonder I took refuge in donuts 🍩 and vodka. 🥃
It took me about 15 years to realise that my eating and weight ‘problems’ were due to the fact that I blamed myself too.
Now, your eating problems may not have had such a traumatic start as that but what is it that you’re carrying around with you that you’re hiding with food and eating?
I can tell you, having let go of the need to be thin, having realised that I can be healthy at the weight and size I am now and having realised that I am not to blame and I am a fucking amazing human, I now no longer rely on food to make me feel better and I have such a level of freedom.
I look at this in much more detail in Understanding Emotional Eating, a great mini course that has really helped a lot of people to understand their emotional eating habits AND do something about it. Find out more here: