As a recovered emotional eater, it took me a long time to stop numbing feelings with food. Here’s my story and tools for food addiction recovery.
Stressful times often leads to a lot of stress eating.
I know this personally – because I’m a recovered emotional eater.
I know I’m not alone. For a lot of people uncomfortable emotions – can lead to over eating.
My story with stress eating started since high school – and only ended after my son was born.
And I especially felt a lot of uncomfortable feelings during challenging times like break ups, job struggles, conflicts with toxic people, money fears etc…
I’d find myself turning to binge eating for comfort.
Unfortunately wolfing down those slices of pumpkin pie simply offered me temporary comfort.
But it was far easier to numb my feelings than to face them.
But the truth is: The less we allow ourselves to feel our emotions, the less we allow ourselves to truly live.
Every time I numbed myself with food, I was feeding a need in the moment.
But I was not feeding a deeper need – the spiritual needs of my truest self – which was in pain – and needed some loving tending to.
When my son turned 2, I finally decided to face up to my ongoing issues with emotional eating.
Unfortunately I needed to – for scary health reasons.
Yes. A frightening call from my doctor became the wake up call I needed to FINALLY become motivated to change.
So I went into research geek mode. I read piles of cutting edge research, interviewed our world’s top health experts and mental health experts – and gathered together a range of results proven tools to retrain my brain to stop emotional eating – in a long lasting way.
I’m proud to say these psychological tools worked – and they continue to work – to stop me from stress eating.
As a result, I have experienced both…
I lost 20 pounds in 3 months – and I’ve kept the weight off ever since.
After I stopped numbing myself with food, I got in touch with my deepest self – my truest me – my bravest self who was open to experiencing challenging emotions – and working through them!
As a result, I now experience a deeper daily happiness, better relationships with people – and more creativity and productivity with my work.
(No surprise with the business benefits! I was stress eating as a way to cope with work pressures too!)
The video training I share has already helped many thousands of people from around the world – to develop life long healthier eating habits.
I’d love for you to be my next happy success story!
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