Emotional eating is perfectly natural since it begins at the breast.

When you eat in connection with others, the love hormone oxytocin is released.

Not to mention, food is made of chemicals and those chemicals (nutrients, enzymes etc.) are the building blocks and co-enzymes for your “feel-good neurotransmitters”.

Since food is sooooooo highly intertwined with our feelings, we go to food when we can’t get the connection.

That’s why when you are in a funk or have low energy, you feel the urge to eat.

Here’s my approach to “end” emo eating:

  • Step 1: Recognize that suppressed emotions, repressed desires, lack of pleasure, lack of community, and lack of love are the real causes of emotional eating.
  • Step 2: Accept that any attempt to exercise willpower, only makes things worse, because willpower IS just more suppression.
  • Step 3: Stop identifying as an emotional eater and also stop “trying” not to be one.
  • Step 4: When the impulse to eat emotionally arises and even though you know, that your body is craving food to stop you from feeling your feelings, feed it anyway. Feeding the body will settle it down creating the feelings of safety and security you need to be able to slow down long enough to identify and meet your deeper needs.
  • Step 5: Eat slowly and consciously without self-judgement. It’s high-speed eating, along with accompanying guilt and shame that reinforces ‘binging’.
  • Step 6: Now that you are calm, do the inner work to address any suppressed emotions, repressed desires, lack of pleasure, lack of community, and lack of love you feel in your life.
  • Step 7: If you can’t get yourself to do the inner work, or don’t know how, find someone who can help you get started (if you want to transform your health and weight loss obstacles into opportunities for growth, and use the journey to up-level and transform your whole life at the same time, message me to discuss).

Emotional eating only hurts when it is done in a self-loathing way, that disrespects the body and your soul’s needs.

It doesn’t “hurt” to emotionally eat, if you do it in a conscious way that is respectful to your body. There are plenty of sweet, rich and creamy foods found in nature that taste decadent and sinfully delicious. Simply choose ones that DO NOT contain sugar, vegetable oils, and table salt.

This is extremely easy to do nowadays, with all the CLEAN Keto products in stores and low-carb recipes online such as here on this blog!

On the other hand, binging on processed foods is both stimulating and sedating - these foods ‘wind you up’ and then ‘shut you down’, making it impossible to focus on the inner work.

Under the influence of these foods, you are more likely to crave ‘brain candy’ too, rather than knowledge, wisdom, and soul nourishment.

Inner work is required to meet the root cause issues that are at the heart of emotional eating.

The more you feed your soul, the less your body will crave food to fill the void.

In the meantime, you can “blissfully binge” in a way that doesn't hurt your body.


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