Food is personal. It is what we are given in infancy when we cry, what we are bribed with to “be good” as children, and what we turn to for comfort as teenagers and adults.
Developing a healthy relationship with food beyond emotional eating is something many of us hope for. And in all our hope, we seem to still rely on our old friend in times of need-over and over again.
The good news is that in those heated moments, when rational thoughts are overtaken by ritual and vulnerability, we actually hold the most power: to alter our behavior, change our thoughts, and have a different outcome.
Over these next 4 weeks we will explore the process of overcoming emotional eating. Follow along and work through the weekly challenges. Come back each Monday for an update and to share your experiences.
My hope is that this blog will inspire you to begin your very own journey towards Creating Peace with Food ™.
This week’s challenge: Begin a log of your emotional eating (EE’s). Write down the what, when, where, and why’s in your log to help you gain more insight into your personal food and emotion relationship. (Even if you think you already know!)
What Happened When Did I EE Where Was I Why (What did I tell myself)