Have you ever “eaten your feelings”?
- Eat when you are not hungry?
- Eat until you are uncomfortably full?
- Hide what you eat?
- Feel ashamed or embarrassed about what you just ate?
- Want to stop but don’t know how?
We can’t just stop eating, like a drinker can go “cold turkey.” Many of our eating patterns were ingrained before we could talk, so they may be difficult to pinpoint and get a handle on. It can take people years of therapy to be able to identify their emotional eating patterns, why they do it, and what they must do to stop.
I have worked for over 20 years as a psychotherapist specializing in treating compulsive overeaters. As way to help emotional overeaters understand their issues, I have developed four different categories of emotional eating, including where each of these patterns comes from and what must be done to make them stop. This simplifies the process immensely. Once emotional eaters identify the way or ways they eat their feelings, they can begin to understand what they need to change in their lives.
Take my quiz to figure out if you’re a compulsive overeater. If you eat your feelings, perhaps the various freebies offered on my website may be useful for you. I am currently developing on-line courses which can help you understand where your problem originates and what to do about it.