The Fastest Way to Lose Weight is to STOP Feeding Your Feelings
Does any of these sound like you?
- You eat when you are experiencing heavy stress
- You eat when you have to make major decisions
- You gain weight during times of stress.
- You eat because you can't lose the weight fast enough
- You eat when you’re bored because there’s nothing else to do.
- You eat when you’re angry or sad or upset and so on.
- You eat in secret, when you think know one is looking
- You eat an entire box of Oreo cookies without realizing it
- You feel horrible after you binge and wish you can get control over your emotions
Have You Ever Been In THIS Situation?
You ended a relationship and you find yourself with a half gallon of ice cream to comfort yourself? Ever hear someone say “I need chocolate. Chocolate solves everything”? I’m sure you have because in today’s society this is the ‘norm’ and how the media even turns overeating into almost somewhat of a joke.
If you suffer from emotional overeating, it probably feels like a revolving door that will never stop. It probably feels hopeless and that you’ll never break the vicious cycle and will always be imprisoned; I am here to tell you that, this could be farthest from the truth. Breaking free from feeding your feelings which will cause weight and keep you on a roller coaster of diets, starts with you being honest with yourself. Starting from within and connecting with yourself, is probably the most important thing you can do to end the cycle of emotional eating. I am here to tell you that, diet pills, shakes, potions, weight loss programs are NOT your answer and they will not help you get to the root of what's making you "eat" to feed your feelings.
Many years ago, when I was struggling with my body, desperately trying to lose weight, I would go from one extreme to the other; on and off diet programs, trying everything under the sun to escape the one thing that was keeping me fat: my feelings. The more I tried to lose, the more I gained. When I stressed about losing, I ate more. I fed my feelings when the scale didn't budge, when my job was demanding, when I was bored, when I was happy, when I was sad,.. you get the picture.
I had absolutely no control over my feelings, they were controlling me and I fed them. It was not until I decided to stop the madness, called a cease fire on my body that I discovered what was really keeping me from my ideal body. My personal hell was that I feared I would be fat forever, that I would never lose the weight and people would never see me for the beautiful person that I was. What was stressing me out was work, home and "stuff" I piled into my life. Once I identified my triggers and took a handle on my emotions, I was able to
Once I peeled off the layers of fear, shame, guilt, self doubt and added self love, happiness, confidence, success and gratitude, the fat melted away WITHOUT the pills, potions, shakes and gimmicks.
If you want to LOSE weight quick fast and a hurry you MUST stop feeding your FEELINGS!
Here are some tips to help you get a handle of your feelings so you can blast through your weight struggles..
1. Stress relief. Most emotional overeaters eat when they are stressed. So, you are going to have to find a way to relieve stress that doesn’t involve food. Some examples may be going for a walk, painting your nails (because if they’re wet then you can’t eat), calling a friend, etc. You need to find what works best for you to relieve stress. What works for one person might not work for another.
2. Swap goodies for goodies
What this means is that you need to find other foods you can swap for your comfort foods. For example let’s say you love potato chips. You could still eat them but try the baked version instead of the regular version. Or let’s say you love ice cream. Instead of buying that, next time try going for frozen yogurt instead. Another thing you could do is allow yourself one day a week to enjoy (in moderation) the one comfort food you just can’t give up. So if you just can’t give up that ice cream or substitute a ‘healthier’ option like frozen yogurt then allow yourself to enjoy a bowl every Saturday (or whatever day you choose to be your ‘cheat’ day).
3. Why am I doing this?
Every time you go to put food in your mouth stop and ask yourself why am I doing this? If you find that you are genuinely hungry then by all means eat. But usually emotional overeaters eat out of boredom or stress or because of an emotion they’re feeling (anger, sadness, etc). If you aren’t truly hungry go and do something else.