emotional eating

10 Signs You're An Emotional Eater

10 Signs You're An Emotional Eater

It's important to point out: We all eat emotionally. 

Humans are emotional beings and it would be impossible to never eat emotionally.

Emotional eating is not always a bad thing and in fact, I tend to believe it's actually a good thing.

When we eat emotionally, it is usually a sign that something in our life is either missing or needs some attention. People often use food as coping mechanism for dealing with life's challenges which isn't always the best, but it definitely could be worse.

Although everyone may eat emotionally at times, there are also the people who eat emotionally most of the time. I used to fall in this category until I became aware that I was actually eating emotionally. Once I was aware of how I was eating, I began using some strategies and techniques I had learned to start eating more mindfully and intuitively

So, do you think you are mostly an emotional eater? Here are 10 signs you're an emotional eater:

4 Emotional Eating Myths That May Surprise You

4 Emotional Eating Myths That May Surprise You

I often hear from women that struggle with weight loss, lack of energy, and other digestive issues and I've come to learn that the core issue is that they are struggling with emotional eating. Sometimes, they aren't even aware of it at first which makes their desires to lose weight, gain energy, or resolve their digestive issues almost impossible.

When we are so used to using food to satisfy an emotion or feeling, we are neglecting the real issue and most often, we aren't properly taking care of ourselves emotionally, mentally, spiritually or physically. 

Most people feel that emotional eating is a curse and impossible to control and yet, they want to resolved it immediately.

Before we can begin discussing how to deal with emotional eating in a healthy way, it’s important that we understand what is not true about overcoming emotional eating.