If you have tried to lose weight or make changes in any other part of your life, at some point you probably have found out that there is a direct connection between your emotions - what you are feeling and thinking and the urges to give up or have something soothing to eat. (If you haven't thought about that, do it now!) This is the foundation of emotional eating issues.
If you feel frustrated, alone, afraid, hurt, or angry, you may have found that food will numb these unpleasant feelings.
It becomes such a habit to reach for food when these feelings arise that we’re often unaware there are any negative feelings present inside us at all. This truly is emotional eating.
Our emotional well-being can become even more strain when despite our best intentions we give in to these temptations and as a result a cycle of failure continues.
True success in making positive changes will come through recognizing and facing the emotions that are present.
Unfortunately many people try diet after diet or attempt to make other changes without ever confronting the emotional issues. Why is that? You may have a few or your own answers to that.
The biggest roadblocks to face are figuring out what to do and overcoming the fear of the unknown or even worse perceptions versus reality.
Change can be overwhelming and you may feel very lost at times.
Seeking further help and guidance will save you further emotional pain, create feelings of success and also save you money!
Stages of Change
Healthy Weight Loss