Simple Steps to Overcome Emotional Eating
Updated: May 10, 2019
Emotional eating is something many of us struggle with, whether we are aware of it or not. Think about your eating habits. Has there ever been a time where you have suddenly been unable to control your appetite or you have put on more weight than you felt comfortable with? Emotional eating can pop up at any time in our lives and the effects can range from mildly annoying to devastating. But, you are not alone with your problem and you are not without methods to combat it.
The Be You Thin e-book targets the issue of emotional eating and lays it bare in a way that is understandable and easy to digest. It asks poignant questions and lets the reader come to its own conclusions as to whether or not it has been afflicted by emotional eating at some point in its life. Do you ever feel guilty after eating? Do you prefer to eat where no-one can see you? Do you crave foods that you know are bad for your health? These are just some of the questions that are fired at the reader with the intention of making you reflect on your habits and develop an awareness of what might be a problem area.
Some people’s emotional eating is triggered by external cues such as advertising or seeing other people eat. They become so overwhelmed by a sense of craving that they succumb to their appetite and eat when they don’t need to. The fall-out from this is often a feeling of shame, guilt, and regret. Others are driven to emotional eating because of internal sensations. They may want to eat because they are sad or angry or even just bored.
The first section of the Be You Thin e-book is about helping readers to identify whether or not they have a problem. As with all self-help guides, there can be no self-help until there is an understanding of what the problem is and how it comes about. For some people, the answer could be as simple as learning the difference between when you are physically hungry and when you are emotionally hungry. If you are used to eating your feelings it may take a while for you to be able to step back fully and take an objective look at what you are doing.
Have you ever found yourself repeatedly going to the fridge or cupboards and picking at things without forming a proper meal at a normal mealtime? If the answer is yes, the next time you do this be aware of how you are feeling. Which emotions are coursing through you and what is causing you to over-eat? This might a warning sign that you need to make some changes to your relationship with food.
There is nothing worse than someone preaching while you struggle with a problem that is making you depressed. The beauty of this e-book is its pragmatic tone that aims to provide valuable advice, rather than offering empty suggestions in a condescending tone. If you are unhappy with your eating habits and the effect they are having on your physical and mental health, this e-book could revolutionise your lifestyle and help you become a better version of yourself.