I am not sure I ever claimed emotional eating. Yet, in my younger years I was consistently using food to not feel painful feelings such as fear, anger, sadness, and disappointment.
Through my deeply personal one-on-one work with women, I have realized that our society does not teach us how to move through our emotions in a healthy manner. This begins in childhood.
Emotions can be scary. They can feel big. Let’s face it, no one is cheering us on for getting angry. No one encourages us to take an hour out of our busy schedule to cry when we desperately need it. How many times have you been driving in your car, talking on the phone, or sitting at work; and something moves you to the brink of tears? We are conditioned to do everything we can to hold back emotions. We don’t want our make up to run or others to see us crying.
In our world, healthy emotion is rare. So what do we do with all of this pent up emotion? Where does it go and how do we release it?
Listen To The Soul Frequency Show Episode #4
In this episode my guest is Tricia Nelson, emotional eating expert and author of the #1 bestselling book, Heal Your Hunger, 7 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating Now. She shares how some secrets to healing emotional eating are found in our childhoods. Also, how there are four needs an emotional eater may be trying to fill, when using food in any other way that is beyond physical nourishment.
The bottom line – if you have found solace in a chocolate bar, a cheese burger or a bag of chips, you are not alone.
Grab a copy of Tricia’s incredible book + all of the bonuses: Heal Your Hunger, 7 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating Now
As always, my hope for you is that you love big and live abundantly! xo