Food was never meant to be categorized as good or bad.
Food was never meant to be categorized as good or bad. Dieting, following a list of subscribed foods, was designed for us to fail. These food facts give rise to the question: When did we lose sight of the value of food for our body? At what age did you start trying to calm your stress with food?
Emotional eating or emotional overeating is getting control of one's eating habits through emotional triggers. It is the concept that we eat for emotional reasons to make us feel better. In emotional eating, we eat for reasons unrelated to physical hunger. Emotional eating triggers are the situations that make us emotionally eat. It can be stress, boredom, anger, sadness, etc.
Food is fuel for the body.
Yet, millions of individuals reach for food to solve emotional issues. Over seventy-five per-cent of our eating is emotional eating. The traditional, twentieth century diet mindset, has kept thousands of us in an endless loop of trying to control anxiety, stress, and emotional eating by following a strict list of foods, in order to harness over-eating. We missed the connection between emotional eating and fixing our problems with food.
If you're an emotional eater, you're not alone.
Emotional eating is a common coping mechanism; some overeat food for comfort when stressed, bored, or upset. While emotional eating can provide temporary relief, it's not a healthy long-term solution if you turn to food to cope with your emotions; try to find other healthy coping mechanisms or with an expert who offers tools and solutions.
Emotional eating is more common than you might think.
There's no need to be ashamed of it! Here are some statistics on emotional eating shared by the American Psychological Association
According to the study, 38% of adults say they have eaten unhealthy food in the past month due to stress (with half admitting they do so every week, if not more frequently).
Not all coping mechanisms are healthy, but sometimes they can be helpful in the short term. A recent study found that 33% of adults said they had overeaten unhealthy foods to cope with stress. While this isn't the best way to deal with stress in the long run, it can be a helpful distraction.
27% of adults say they overeat to manage stress, and one-third say it's a habit.
According to the study, 57% of overweight adults frequently eat emotionally.
We've all been guilty of emotional eating at one point or another. In some cases, emotional eating can manifest as eating an entire pizza or carton of ice cream in one sitting. You may find yourself snacking more often when you're bored at work or have a habit of overeating because it makes you feel more satisfied.
Soul Centered Eating offers tools to move you beyond emotional eating.
If you are struggling with overeating, feeling overwhelmed, and eating emotionally, Soul Centered Eating has tools that even the most discouraged individual can use for successful weight loss. Healing emotional eating and overeating are about revealing what's eating you! Let's start your journey to healing from emotional eating. Start today by booking a free clarity call at Soul Centered Eating.