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How to take the power back and stop emotional eating

If you’ve struggled with emotional eating, then you know how tough it can be. The vicious cycle of eating to feel better, only to find yourself feeling worse after you’ve gorged on an entire cake, makes emotional eating a constant struggle.

Most emotional eaters struggle with shame and embarrassment, on top of the issues that they’re trying to cope with already. If you’re ready to pull the plug on emotional eating, then don’t worry: it’s not impossible. You just need to learn how to take your power back.

How to stop emotional eating

The first thing that you need to do if you want to stop emotional eating is to figure out why you’re emotional eating in the first place. There are lots of different reasons that you might be struggling with binge eating.

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Bad relationships

  • Low self-esteem

  • Difficult life situations

The list goes on. If you’re already aware of what causes you to binge eat, then you’re already a step ahead. However, if you can’t figure out what triggers you and leads to emotional eating, then the most important thing for you is to figure that out.

There are lots of ways to do this. If you’re prone to self-reflection, and if you’re very honest with yourself, it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. Look for patterns. Figure out what emotional state you’re in when you decide to binge eat, or figure out what triggers lead you to binge eating.

If you can’t figure it out then it’ll be worth your while to consult a counsellor or therapist.

They’re great at helping you learn more about yourself, and they’ll be able to help you understand what causes your binge eating.

Develop better coping mechanisms

The next thing you need to do is develop some better coping mechanisms - because that’s what emotional eating is: a coping mechanism, and an unhealthy one at that.

Once you figure out what sort of emotional issue is leading you to binge eating, you’ll be able to figure out what sort of coping mechanisms can help you.

Again, therapy and counselling can be very useful for this. Therapists and counsellors are trained specifically for this purpose. They want you to learn healthier ways of managing your problems.

If you don’t want to commit to a therapist, then you can pursue self-help books and start practising meditation, definitely make use of the Guided Meditations. Either way, the goal is to find a healthier habit to replace binge eating with.

Binge eating is a tricky problem, but it can be overcome. What you need to do is figure out a healthier coping mechanism. To do this, you first need to figure out why you’re binge eating in the first place. With enough determination and possibly the help of a counsellor, this won’t be too hard.

Just take the first step.


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