When you do reach for food without being physically hungry, you probably avoid some feelings, sensations or circumstances that have nothing to do with food.
If you find it’s your time to sort your feelings from hunger, I encourage you to follow the guidelines below over a few weeks and write your progress down.
1- Understand your patterns
When you overeat or eat mindlessly, I encourage you to pay close attention to your trigger(s) and look for your habitual emotional drains. By simply being the witness of your current habit, you inevitably start to change it.
2- Learn from your setbacks
If you dive into emotional eating, start with your beginner mind the following day. And make a plan for how you can prevent it from happening in the future. Be grateful for the positive changes you are making in your eating habits.
3- Practice emotional neutrality
Explore the “Ultimate Stress Resilience” method. Learn to detach from your emotions. This method lowers your hormones of stress and increases your mental clarity so you make better decisions for yourself.