Any time you are eating for any reason other than hunger- eating for entertainment, because you’re bored, because you are sad, etc
The idea of weight loss is actually quite simple, right? Eat less than your body needs and it will use the fat off of your body. Eat more than you need and you will store fat.
The problem is that we are using food to solve problems other than hunger. Every time we try to diet, restrict, eat “healthy” foods that we don’t enjoy, is that all of the emotions that we have been stuffing down show up. That can feel incredibly scary when we don’t know how to feel our emotions. We don’t like to feel negative emotions. Fear, boredom, irritation, dissatisfaction, anger, worry, shame, disappointment, guilt. It can all feel like too much. So we eat.
Listen to our talk about what emotional eating is, what causes it, and how to start taking steps to stop using food to buffer your feelings.
When you’ve been working hard to focus on your health all year, it can be difficult to figure out how to keep up that focus during the holiday season. We want to enjoy our holidays, but celebrations are often based around food and decadent desserts. So how do you stay healthy without gaining a ton of weight? Keysa Amaro, Health Coach has the answers for you in our Healthy Holiday Eating Podcast: