Digging Deeper Into Emotional Eating Root Causes
When it comes to emotional eating, we can all miss the bigger picture. As we rush through the little happenings in life, we tend to miss why things happen.
Why do you think you eat more when you feel down?
Why is it that, when you have an emotional rollercoaster, you just can’t control your cravings?
Emotional eating is a common problem that many people struggle with finding ways to overcome it.
The first step to stop emotional eating is to learn what the root cause is.
Once you have figured out the root cause, you will be able to address it better and start taking measures to get rid of your emotional eating habits for good.
There’s so much that we don’t talk about when it comes to emotional eating. And that’s why I’m here today: so that we can start talking about it.
However, cravings and emotional eating can’t be solved just by talking about it.
It’s when we face the issue and are able to really dig into why it happens, then we are one step closer to resolving emotional eating.
So, let’s start digging, shall we?
When it comes to why we eat emotionally, the first thing that you need to do is, recognize the root causes.
What are the root causes, you may ask?
They’re those reasons, small or big, as to why we eat the way we do.
Types of root causes leading to emotional eating and cravings
- Gut imbalances
- Hormone imbalances
- Food intolerances
- Neurotransmitter imbalances
- And so much more
- Mood disorders
- Limiting beliefs
- And so much more
- Missing purpose
- Low personal, communal or environmental spirituality
- And so much more
You see there is a myriad of reasons why you may eat emotionally and only once identified, can you actually deal with it.
And until now, if you have not looked into these and instead tried diets, pills and other band-aid solutions, then you understand why you have been yoyo dieting, felt like a failure and experienced shame and guilt.
Now that you know, what it could be, you can deal with it in a much better way.
How Does Emotional Eating Affect My Body?
Like there are many root causes for emotional eating, the effects can be equally numerous.
When stress-eating, it actually can add more stress to your body, leading to a vicious cycle.
When you feel sad, binging on sweets and salty foods, can give you a short relief but actually makes you even sadder in the long term.
Maybe when you’re angry, munching on oily and crunchy snacks seems like a good idea, but it can build up toxins in the liver and lead to more anger.
Or maybe–and stop me if you haven’t heard this before–you eat too much, and get bloated but you can’t stop eating. Even if it makes you feel awful, you have this need to keep eating, making you worse.
But most importantly, eating unhealthy over a longer time can have disastrous effects on your health ranging from overweight, digestive issues, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, inflammation, weak immunity and so much more.
Yes, it affects your body deeply. You can see the signs for yourself when you start focusing on the forest and not just the trees.
What Can I Do?
Once you recognize the root causes, you actually begin your journey into wellness.
But wait there is more, once you know more, you need to adopt a holistic approach to be successful in the long term.
I would like to share with you a method that I have tried and tested over many years with my clients and that has lead them to overcome emotional eating for good: My Food Freedom Formula.
It is a very effective formula in helping people to overcome emotional eating, address weight and health issues.
Here is my Food Freedom Formula
- Recognise the root causes
- Repair the body’s affected systems
- Reset the body’s healing abilities
- Relearn healthy habits through accountability
- Rewire the mindset
Interested to find out how you can apply this to your own emotional eating, weight or health issues?
Book a free “End Emotional Eating” consultation with me and learn how my Food Freedom Formula can help YOU to achieve your health goals.
I look forward helping you!