How to Love Your Life More and Food Less
The Key to Success That Every Other Diet Program is
Missing. You Can Put an End to Emotional Eating for Good!
Have you ever been on a diet? Maybe more than one? If it is as simple as eating less and exercising more,
why don't we just do it? The reason is -
We are not driven by logic,
we are driven by emotion.
Welcome to the Emotional Diet web site
Emotional eating is a challenge that many people face with the stress of today's world.
This site is dedicated to helping you break free of stress eating and have a happier, healthier life.
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you an emotional eater?
If you eat to change your feelings, especially when you are not hungry, then you are probably
an emotional eater. Emotional eating means you let your emotions tell you when and how much you eat.
Do you crave certain foods like chocolate when you're upset or stressed?
Do you ever eat without
realizing you're even doing it?
Do you often feel guilty or ashamed after eating?
Do you often eat alone or at odd locations,
such as parked in your car outside your own house?
After an unpleasant experience, such as an argument, do you eat even if
you aren't feeling hungry?
Do you feel the urge to eat when you see others eat like seeing food advertised on television?
you eat because you feel bored or there's nothing else to do?
If you answer yes
to any of these questions, you are an emotional eater.
Emotional eating can sabotage your
weight management efforts. Getting a handle on your tendency to eat in response to emotions can be one of the most important
factors in achieving long-term weight loss success.
What is Emotional Eating?
Sometimes, the desire
to eat has nothing to do with a pesky rumbling in your stomach telling you that you need to eat. We get a strong longing for
foods -- particularly fattening, comforting foods -- when emotions spike or plummet. We want to eat and (we think) nothing
else will do.
How Emotional Eating Happens
For some, it takes a major event to trigger emotional eating
-- getting fired or going through a divorce; for others, it's a constant struggle: the traffic on the way to work; the
jammed photo copier; a tough day at the office ...
the daily grind can lead to a seemingly unbreakable habit of turning to food
to make it all better. We blame stress and cal it "stress eating".
The Vicious Cycle of Emotional Eating
The worst part about emotional eating is it actually causes
your problems to multiply. Eventually, instead of avoiding the issues you're stuffing down with food, you've created
another one altogether -- weight gain, guilt about eating, worsening health ... and then it starts all over again.
The truth is, weight loss is really about self-esteem. Some emotional change
has to happen if you're going to be successful long term. Don't think, 'I just have to change my diet and exercise
habits, and then the work is over.' It's not. If you simply diet and exercise without making a mental breakthrough,
you're just going to be in a vicious circle. I've never seen a person succeed in the long term who didn't first
make a core change in the way they felt about themselves.
sort of revelation is required before you can finally conquer the weight that's plagued you? The number
one thing you need to understand is this - you are worthy of a better life. To change, you've got to
feel these three words: 'I deserve this.' You're not going to get anywhere, long term, until you say to yourself,
“Hey, I'm not a bad person, and I really do deserve this.' The people who succeed at losing weight and keeping
it off have said to themselves, “I am worthy of whatever I am seeking.”
even the most committed and self-aware person has days when the treadmill seems too daunting or the brownies are too irresistible.
What can change, is the way you view your bad days.
Setbacks are going to happen.
But what will make the difference is if you can see that those moments are really opportunities - opportunities to
reaffirm your self-esteem. Yes, you fell off the wagon. Big deal. That doesn't mean you've blown it.
A setback is an opportunity to learn and say, “I can overcome this.”
This is your chance to create the life and body you deserve. Every day of your life, when you wake up,
you have a choice: Am I going to build on the positive momentum, or am I going to let negativity take over? Success comes
when you say, 'I might mess up, but I'm going to start again and keep going.'"
Some habits die hard, however, and when you've spent a lifetime thinking of Twinkies as the ultimate reward for
a hard day's work or a job well done, it can be difficult to retrain your brain into believing a walk in the park is just
People often feel they reward themselves with food. But I think they're using
the wrong word. You aren't rewarding yourself with food - you're comforting yourself with it. Really,
we're all hungry emotionally. And food is so readily available that it's the easiest source of comfort. Breaking free
of it is no different from breaking free of any other kind of drug. You have to address it openly. You have to ask yourself,
'Why am I using food as a crutch? What are the areas in my life that are disappointing me right now?' You're comforting
yourself, for the most part, because you're not getting what you really need."
is looking at every area of your life and making it more fulfilling so that food is not your only comfort. That's what
the Emotional Diet is all about. You will learn how to create more joy and passion in your life and how to turn off
the triggers that drive you to eat.
Imagine how great it would be to pass up those unhealthy
foods without a second thought. Think how great it would be to be free of your limiting beliefs and create the life
and body of your dreams. You can break free from emotional eating.
more about the Emotional Diet, click on this link.