Emotional Eating

Willpower is NOT the answer

Do you use food to comfort yourself when you feel sad or stressed, alone or under-appreciated?

Do you find that when you try and lose weight, emotional-eating sabotages and undermines your efforts?

Just when you think you’re making progress, something happens, and you end up over-eating in response to emotions like sadness, frustration, anger, boredom or loneliness.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

 

It’s A Major Obstacle

But the fact is, if you emotional-eat, then this is a major obstacle to success that you must deal with, if you want to lose weight successfully.

You could go on every diet out there, but if you don’t take control of emotional-eating, you will struggle to succeed with any of them.

Most diets don’t even address emotional eating, which is why so many people struggle to lose weight and keep it off.

The Willpower Myth

Most people think that when they get stressed and want to eat, the key is to have more willpower.

Then they beat themselves up for not being ’strong’ enough to resist the urge to eat when they get stressed.

But willpower is the WORST way to handle emotional eating.

You don’t need to blame yourself for being unable to stop yourself eating when you’re stressed.

Instead, you need to take a totally different approach.

The Real Answer

The key to dealing with emotional eating is NOT to have more willpower.

Instead, we have to focus on 2 things:

  1. The event that causes the stress
  2. Your reaction – which in the first instance is a thought followed by a behaviour.

If you can change the way that you think about stressful events and your natural responses to it, you will not feel the need to turn to food.

If you want to find out more about how to stop emotional eating, then please book in for an assessment session at the clinic. Email, phone or fill out the contact form.

The Dr K Weight Loss Clinic serves areas around London including: Hampstead, Regent’s Park, Marylebone, Holland Park, Chelsea, Kensington, Belgravia, Mayfair, St John’s Wood, Westminster, Notting Hill, Knightsbridge.

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