Do you feed your feelings with emotional eating? If you over eat when you feel upset, down, bored, excited, happy, confused, joyful, uncertain, malaise, bored..., then you are feeding your feelings.

Is it possible for you to think of each of these emotions as a different persona? Sound strange?

Yes, there's Mr. Joy, Mrs. Boredom, Ms. Confusion, Master Upset and they are all looking for someone with whom to have fun. And they find a lot of people with whom they can have fun.

No wonder that the latest obesity statistics are:
* 58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese
* Eight out of 10 over 25 are overweight
* 78% of American's not meeting basic activity level recommendations
* 25% completely Sedentary
* 76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 yrs old since 1990
These feelings are having a hell of a lot of fun and what does the poor emotional eater do? Answer: Binge on carbs.

What good does it do to talk about diets, healthy eating habits, priorities, deep breathing, meditation, relationship advice, advice to feel good about you, yoga... when it's the feelings themselves that are the culprit?

The quandary is that advice is not the answer even to dealing with the feeling of emotion. I can imagine someone saying, "Take a deep breadth when you're angry, or frustrated, or bored." Not that it might not help, but it will help no more than all the other advice.

It is the beliefs about these emotions where we will find the answer. That is, why they should be avoided or not felt, or we don't deserve them or why they don't help.

The more obese one is the more incapacitated he/she is to feeling certain emotions or feelings. The truth is that we are emotionally crippled--crippled at some age in our growing up. This happens with any emotion and at any age.

Psychologists may define this as post traumatic stress disorder depending on how incapacitated one is.

This would generally apply to the severely obese--70 or more pounds overweight|Generally those who are 70 or more pounds overweight are emotional incapacitated in one or more areas]. Yet, once identified, it's really no big deal. Essentially the subconscious mind has been locked at a certain age in regard to its ability to feel certain emotions. The task is through education to bring the subconscious mind up to date to agree with the conscious mind and hypnosis is a very effective tool to accomplish this.

Yet, while one may not be physically incapacitated with 70 or more extra pounds, one could be mentally frozen with 15 or 20 pounds that never go away. The task is the same--become boring for Mr. Emotion.

To achieve your goals, it's important to ask questions? Why are you not getting the results you've been promised resources and experts you've consulted?" It is clearly insane to keep using the same recycled advice regarding fad dieting when the results are not permanent. Would it not be more beneficial to get a handle on emotional eating--eating emotional stress than to focus on the scale? Besides focusing on the scale doesn't empower you to be a better more enlightened person, whereas learning how to overcome emotional eating empowers you in all aspects of your life. If you're a sales person, you'll be a better sales person. If you're an accountant, you'll be a better accountant; a mother, a better mother... Overall, you'll build self worth and find that what you really want to eat is far more nutritious and less in quantity than you ever before imagined possible.

Author's Bio: 

Richard Kuhns B.S.Ch.E., NGH certified, a well known expert in the field of stress management and hypnosiswith his best selling cds at and His goal is to allow anyone to free him/her self from emotional over eating. For more information please visit