Emotional Eating is a powerful way to find relief, it’s why we all do it at some point or other. But if this cycle is bugging you at the moment and you just need a couple of ideas to help then look at HOW you are eating.
Major restriction or dieting can infact slow down your metabolism.
The short term gain is that you lose the weight and feel better, yay! However I have some news for you, many current studies are now showing that those who lose that weight rapidly ultimately end up regaining the weight after a period of time. Why is this? Well if you’ve been at a particular weight for a period of time, the body gets happy there. Our body and brain are lazy, they like being comfortable. And for reasons not fully understood yet, our body does everything it can to get back to this metallic set point, the one where it’s comfortable(6).
In essence what I am saying is that if you want to have create meaningly change with your dietary choices everyday then you will need to work hard on discovering and aligning your values to your actions. Sounds like an easy thing to do but this can be challenging as it’s not how we are used to thinking. And our lazy but great brain prefers doing things the easy way.
We don’t only eat because we are hungry. Actually hunger is just the signal to remind us that our body needs fuel in order to perform its duties. Our food serves to support our bodies homeostasis. Bu what is that? Well, food is fuel, without fuel we wouldn’t be able to create energy for our cells to work.
“Anxiety is really strange” according to author and bodyworker Ste-ve Heines1. Indeed, anxiety is a really uncomfortable state of being and many people are experiencing high levels of it right now. Anxie-ty about getting back to work, how will things be, how close is too close, etc.
In a flurry of excitement, we set off about our journey to a new healthier us. We make all the right dietary changes, we rid the cupboards of all the nasties and stock up with plenty of good stuff like wholegrain pasta, quinoa, rye bread, beans, lentils, oily fish, good olive oils, fruits & veggies plus healthy treats.
Denise Wogan founded FooDee Nutrition to support people who want to enjoy food and
feel good after they eat. As a Nutritional Therapist and Life Coach, she brings a rounded
and holistic approach to how she works with you. She offers tailored, personal and expert
advice to all her customers.
Denise has worked with clients suffering from a wide range of conditions including female
health, digestive issues and gut rehabilitation, skin conditions, and her passion of
emotional eating and health management