Normal eaters versus emotional eaters
June 30, 2018
June 30, 2018
Over the years of working with many clients I have noticed a trend with those who are ‘normal’ eaters and those who are not [emotional].
Those who don’t have issues surrounding food are able to listen to their bodies and overall make healthy choices. They are able to stop when full, trust themselves to make good decisions, have healthy internal dialogue and really enjoy food.
For those of us who use food as a way to escape, or restrict food as a way to punish ourselves, it is the polar opposite. We have this deprivation mindset, we are full of fear, have a childish need for instant gratification, poor self-talk, and deny what is really going on in our lives.
For those of you who can relate to what I’m saying you also will realize that the funny, yet scary thing is it isn’t even about the food. This is the message that I hammer home with my clients all the time.
Your issues with food are all about what is going on inside of you. The food is just a symptom of a much larger problem. That is why you can go from diet to diet, experience some success, but it never lasts. If it was all about a diet and training program you would have beat this long ago, but it isn’t. You’ve go to do some hard work, face some of your fears, and allow yourself to begin to feel again.
This all starts with changing the beliefs you hold about yourself to be true and this in turn will pave the way for you to change your relationship with food and the outer world.
So, don’t lose hope if you struggle in this area. You can be free from the bondage of emotional eating, feelings of low self-worth and self sabotaging behavior.
The freedom will begin once you step out of denial about how bad it really is and move forward into healing.
If you’d like to explore this further you can reach out to me here.
Online fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle coach.