Breaking free from emotional eating is more attainable than most of us first believe. I once walked out of a therapist's office, never to return after I asked him, "Is it really possible to heal this?" He said, "Yes, Laurel, it is possible." I didn't believe him and turned my back on getting help. I suffered needlessly mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically for years as a result.
First, know that healing from emotional eating seems impossible only because it feels impossible. We often confuse the feeling with the reality. If something feels overwhelming, that doesn't mean it has to be overwhelming. It simply means that from the perspective we have, that is our experience.
Don't let your feelings on the matter keep you from obtaining the methods and answers on how to create lasting freedom. Freedom and healing from emotionally triggered eating is completely possible. Not only is it possible, it is also a transformative experience.
There are three major benefits to the process:
The first major benefit is weight loss. Excess weight is often a direct result of emotional over-eating. Addressing the emotional reasons behind triggered eating is addressing the root cause of the weight itself. Diets don't work for anyone stuck in an emotional eating cycle because diets alone do not address the root cause. Once we address the root cause and learn the difference between real true physical hunger and false emotional hunger, the weight starts to come off naturally. Naturally occurring weight loss is one of wonderful benefits of breaking free. It feels really good to be at a natural weight, without struggling year after year, to be there.
The second major benefit is the actual method, approach and process itself. The one method that works effectively at helping people heal triggered eating once-and-for-all is called the "non-diet method". So, not only do you escape the negative stress eating cycles, you also learn how to maintain your natural weight, without dieting! I don't know about you, but after about two weeks of being on a diet, I begin to feel resentful and stuck.
The third major benefit to breaking free is that the entire process puts you in deeper connection with who you are, what you are capable of, what your values are and teaches you by default how to live a more fulfilling and self-empowered life. It reconnects you to what is possible and helps you restore your inner balance.
Is lasting freedom from emotional overeating possible? Yes! Is it worth it? Yes, yes, yes!
Laurel Inman is a certified life coach, coach trainer and the author of Eating With Heart: The 5 Steps to Freedom From Emotional Eating. You may find more of Laurel’s work at: www.EatingWithHeart.com