Week 2 in our Emotional Eating Series
Classic Emotional Eating goes something like this:
Look back at your EE log now. What did you tell yourself that may explain the connection between a life event and an emotional eating meal?
Congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step towards conquering emotional eating! Awareness.
If you haven’t been able to identify any specific thoughts connecting you’re A and Cs then take this week to re-focus with this new information in mind. When you are ready to move on, come back and pick up where you left off. Feel free to shoot me an email if you need additional guidance at moc.n1519069758edloi1519069758dnarb1519069758@idna1519069758rb1519069758.
The next step on your journey to overcoming EE is Determine or Check In. This leads us to your weekly challenge: Checking In!
Routinely Checking In with yourself before, during, or after EE will expedite your journey to a healthy food relationship on so many levels!
Checking In will help you to:
1. Identify the specific emotion
2. Recognize your choices
3. Challenge your B (thought or belief that is linking a specific situation to EE) by helping you create a new thought or belief about the situation at hand.
Essentially what you are doing here is taking your awareness of your EE situation to the next level.
Your weekly challenge is just that: take it to the next level. Check in with yourself by asking some of the above questions. Write down your responses in your EE log. Come back next week to see how we move even closer to Creating Peace with Food ™.