Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Responding to Emotional Eating

So I'm sitting here responding to emotional eating questions, and here is my advice to anyone who struggles with emotional eating.

"I really had to overcome some emotional eating myself. My beach body coach Amy told me that before I could ever lose weight and keep it off, I was going to have to pin point what was causing my emotional eating.

For me, I had a lot of anger, resentment, bitterness and sorrow built up over the years from being teased about my weight, and a lot of other not so fun things that have happened to me over the years.

My coach Amy explained to me that me holding onto that hurt was like ~me~ swallowing poison and expecting all the other people that had ever hurt me to die. It just doesn't work that way, so I had to let go, and forgive those people, and let me tell you, it really did help a lot! I've never had my eating so under control as I do now that I finally was able to let go of the pain.

The reason I tell you this is because I want you to know what helped me, weight loss isn't just about getting rid of fat, it's about healing our hearts, so we can stop hurting ourselves with food! Food should be a joy because we're building ourselves up with the right kinds of foods, not a brief joy from a sugar fix, and then guilt and shame because of weight gain later.

I still eat sweet foods, and junk foods sometimes... I just don't stuff myself full til bursting on those foods like I did when I would emotionally eat... Don't deprive yourself of things your body is craving, if you do you'll end up binge eating it later and erasing your progress, instead eat some of it.

If I have a craving for chocolate, I have it. I don't gorge on it and eat a whole bag of candy like I used to, I go out, buy something small like... A york peppermint patty, that I can easily portion control and eat it. When it's gone it's gone. Simple as that.

This is a learning process and a journey, don't expect to magically overnight to be able to resist eating all of your favorite foods and to magically be able to do everything you see the people doing in turbo fire, you're going to mess up sometimes, but the key to weight loss success is to forgive yourself for your mistakes with food/workouts and just keep going. As long as you keep "Pushing Play" you'll get there."

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