Does food occupy your mind? This is a hard question for many of us who struggle with emotional eating. Sometimes the strongest food cravings come at our weakest emotional state. Food may be a comfort, either consciously or unconsciously, when we face difficult problems, feel stressed or bored.
Major life events can also trigger negative emotions that lead to eating emotionally, such as:
- Health Problems
- Work Problems
- Financial Problems
- Relationship Conflicts
We may automatically reach for a treat when we’re stressed without thinking about what we’re doing. Also, eating comfort food may become a distraction and preferable to dealing with a painful situation.
When emotions cause us to overeat, the end result is always temporary. Emotions return and we then feel guilt for getting off-track our weight loss goals.
The good news is if you have a tendency to eat emotionally, you can take steps to get back on track and regain control of your eating habits and weight loss goals:
- Reduce stress with Hypnosis, meditation or deep breathing.
- Give cravings time to pass.
- Lean on friends and family for support.
- Remove temptation by keeping hard to resist foods out of your home.
- Eat healthy snacks.
- Enjoy a variety of foods.
Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help you quickly overcome emotional eating. Take back control of your life today – of your habits, behaviors and feelings that move you in a positive direction in life.