We all eat when we’re not physically hungry and use food for comfort or to ease stress some of the time. That’s so normal. So human. The challenge is when food becomes a go-to mechanism for soothing, distracting, or numbing uncomfortable emotions. Or when it’s consistently used to “take the edge off” after a long, hard day.
Stress eating is accompanied by guilt and shame for many people. So many of my clients share that they wish they could control it, but that something seems to come over them and in the moment there’s no way out. It’s like the groove in your mind to reach for food to manage discomfort is so deep, it’s hard to get out of that rut. So it makes sense that the solution to stress eating is a complex one, having to do with great shifts in mindset and behaviour. To help you get started, I’ll be sharing two keys to ease stress eating in today’s video.
Are you ready to shift your stress eating patterns?
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Every so often, I just need to turn the video camera on and go on an inspired rant. This is an example of one of those moments. In today’s unedited video I candidly talk about why you don’t need another tip, or trick, or meal plan, or fitness plan… you need this one thing for [...]