Where are my fellow emotional eaters at?
I used to eat when I was happy, sad, bored, angry, procrastinating, celebrating...you name it and I have used food to cope!
I would overeat on healthy food, never really feeling satisfied. Always wanting more food, always thinking about food! I felt hungry all the time!
That has all changed for me! After a LIFE LONG battle with food addiction, I don’t really have cravings anymore. My hunger has decreased and when I’m feeling a craving or an uncomfortable emotion, I either eat protein, or I go for a walk or do something that distracts me from numbing out.
It did not happen overnight. I’ve tried so many things (that haven’t worked). But I’ve got a couple of new tools that I have used to overcome emotional eating! I started EMDR therapy this year and it has helped me in so many ways. Over the course of my 44 years, I haven't really slowed down to process the trauma in my life, especially losing my mom to cancer 8 years ago. I had no idea how much heartache and pain was buried inside of my body until I started EMDR. In addition to therapy, I started a high protein diet which has taken away my frequent hunger and cravings for sweets and carbs. Lastly, I added a supplement that has improved my mood, increased my libido, and decreased my appetite!
I did not overcome emotional eating because I’m motivated or disciplined! This isn’t something you can just muscle through!
If you are struggling in this area - and almost all women are - why not join a community of females that get you and can relate to you. A community of people that lift you up, are real, aren’t perfect, and are making progress with emotional eating, one step at at a time!