Learn 3 Steps to Heal Your Relationship With Food WITHOUT Dieting
It brings out the worst in you, yet you feel powerless every single time.
3 Steps To End Your Emotional Eating
You are eating for a reason.
This is because emotional eating is the most efficient way for you to deal with your uncomfortable feelings.
We often believe that dieting will help us to control our emotional eating, but it doesn’t work in the longer term and leaves us feeling like a failure (and gaining more weight!). Let me share with you a new way of thinking that is far more sustainable and empowering.
Step 1: Ditch the Diet. Lacking willpower is NOT the issue.
I used to dread the weigh ins, but I thought it was the only way to stay in control of my weight.
Then I discovered, that weighing yourself is a huge trigger that will lead you to the fridge.
When we weigh ourselves we give away our personal power to a number.
You are worth so much more than a number on a scale.
Whichever way you look at it, weighing yourself will lead you to emotionally eat.
If you weigh yourself and you haven’t lost weight, guess what? You feel pretty crap about yourself….and you eat to feel better.
Conversely, if you are feeling ‘good’ and you weigh yourself, chances are you will reward yourself with….food!!
Bottom line: toss the scales out immediately & start to define yourself by your amazing qualities, not the number on the scale.
Step 3: Go To The Feelings Before Food
We are all wired to seek pleasure and avoid pain.
When we experience uncomfortable emotions such as anxiety, stress, boredom, sadness etc. we’ve been conditioned to look outside of ourselves to distract ourselves and avoid our feelings in an attempt to make ourselves feel better. Cue food!!
Emotional eating is an avoidance strategy, but so is dieting. Because when we diet we are controlling our food (and our life around it) as a strategy to avoid our emotions.
The key is to build up your internal resources to manage your internal discomfort, rather than continuing to look outside of yourself for a ‘quick fix’.
The first way to do this is to delay a craving, tune in and see what uncomfortable feelings might be lurking underneath the surface that you are using food to avoid, suppress or numb.
Then go to the feeling before the food.
Once you have this awareness and make this connection between your emotional eating and uncomfortable feelings you can start to heal your relationship with food.
I hope this has helped show you a new way that is far more empowering and sustainable,
Love Georgie xx
PS If this approach resonates with you and you want to learn more, I invite you to join my FREE 5 Day Food Freedom Mini Course starting January 22nd where I will equip you with the tools to get started. Click here to join >> http://www.georgiebeames.com/challenge