Check out this interesting emotional eating research. You’ll learn an unusual way for how to best stop emotional eating – so you can regain control around food cravings – and lose weight for good.
I used to be a stress eater.
Thankfully, I did some research as to why. I interviewed our world’s top experts on emotional eating and addictions – and read through piles of studies.
Afterwards, I lost 20 pounds in about 3 months.
Plus I have kept the weight off for over 7 years and counting. (I share my full recovery story here!)
I recognized that I needed to stop focusing on what I was eating – and re-focus on why!
I was over-eating as a way to punish myself – for the anger and resentment I was feeling – both at myself and at others.
As it turns out, there’s been a lot of research which supports how anger is at the root of many addictions.
Their anger becomes a boomerang – or what I call a “boomeranger” – because unwanted negative emotions come back to whack people with an addiction.
The University of Wisconsin did a recent research study, comparing “Forgiveness Therapy” versus routine “Traditional Drug/Alcohol Therapy.” They showed “Forgiveness Therapy” helped to relieve the anger behind substance abuse – even more successfully than routine drug/alcohol therapy.
Plus, not only did subjects display faster success. They created less recidivism.
The addicts didn’t return to their addictions! They stayed addiction-free!
After I read this study (and further research) I decided to go on “A Hate Loss Plan” as part of my “Weight Loss Plan.”
Basically, I realized that whenever I was pigging out on a big bag of Cheese Doodles, I was really pigging out on a bag of…“I Hate Me Doodles.” Or “I Hate That This Challenge/Adversity/Rejection Has Happened To Me Doodles.
I recognized that I needed to re-train my brain to stop eating like I wanted to punish myself – or punish someone else.
Instead, I needed to re-learn how to eat like I loved myself – and want to nourish and support myself.
As soon as I developed healthier ways to deal with my anger, regret, resentment, worry – sure enough I released the pull I felt towards food.
Presently it’s now instinctual for me to choose to eat like I love myself – instead of eating like I wanted to punish myself.
Plus I’ve not only lost weight, I’ve lost the anger and anxiety I was feeling. I feel happier and calmer within.
Even if you’re not over-eating specifically as “punishment,” chances are you’re doing it to avoid being fully present with yourself – and unwanted feelings.
You might think you’re over-eating for fun entertainment.
Or as an attempt to comfort yourself.
But there are far healthier ways to have fun and get comforted.
Chances are you’re using over-eating as a way to escape yourself.
Binge eating is an attempt not to feel or think about what you really need to feel and face.
Basically, over-eating is about avoiding having a needed loving conversation with yourself. You overeat to lose yourself in food – in an effort to distract yourself from your truest feelings and thoughts.
If you want to live your happiest life – true to who you are and what you need – then you have to stop pigging out and start listening up!
This isn’t a diet program. It’s a permanent habit changing course. I will teach you how to stop emotional eating – by changing the way you view and interact with food.
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