Emotional Eating, Obesity & Weight Loss
Are you tired of stepping on the scale and the numbers keep going up? Are you tired of using food as a way to cope with your feelings? We have a specialized emotional eating and weight loss counselor that can help you address the underlying reasons for weight gain and teach you tools to help you stop emotional eating and lose weight.
Emotional Eating is a challenge in which you eat food when you are feeling negative emotions, such as anger, sadness, anxiety, or depression. Ask yourself a couple of questions: do you ever eat without realizing you are even eating? Do you crave specific foods when your upset or angry? Does eating improve your mood when you are feeling sad? Do you feel ashamed or guilty after eating at certain times? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be using food to cope with your emotions. Emotional eating can negatively impact your life as you gain weight and feel out of control. Struggling with emotional eating, obesity, and weight loss can lower your self-esteem and create feelings of anger and sadness.
The goal of emotional eating, obesity & weight loss counseling is to:
- Identify your triggers and understand why you are reaching for food to help you cope with your emotions.
- Learn to become mindful of your body (emotional versus physical hunger).
- Learn to accept your thoughts and feelings.
- Develop alternatives to emotional eating and identify helpful tools to help you gain control of your emotional eating patterns and make healthier choices.