Stress Eating: 3 Ways To Stop

Eating is all too often a rushed, mindless, automatic and mechanical hand-to-mouth activity.

We are in a sense, eating zombies!

Fortunately, we can be awakened and reprogrammed to actually start and stop eating when we are actually hungry.

Emotional Eating Is Not The Problem!

Let’s be honest – everyone engages in emotional eating at some time or another. That’s because the definition of emotional eating is eating any time that you are not hungry. Continue reading

Saying No To Stress Eating

One night many years ago, my boyfriend called and wanted me to meet him at a bar down the street from where I lived.

It was around 10 p.m., 20 degrees outside, and I was in my pajamas and curlers (yes, curlers!)

The last thing I wanted to do was go out to a bar, so of course, I said “sure.”

Heaven forbid, I didn’t want to make him mad or hurt his feelings. I was too invested in being “nice” and agreeable in avoiding conflict. After all, I wanted him to propose to me, and so half my life was spent saying “yes” to things I didn’t want.

Thank God I got over that!

And double thanks that he never proposed to me. I might have thought that my warped strategy worked. Continue reading

Stress Eating, Money and Weight

Someone asked for the transcript of the video on stress eating, money and weight. Here you go –

Stress eating, money and weight issues have a lot in common – 1st – they  run on scarcity – the stress, fear and anxiety of not having enough.

Many people are walking around with this sort of poverty mentality, even if they DO have “enough” – it never feels like enough, so you keep striving for more and it keeps you in anxiety stress mode most of the time. Continue reading

5 Ways To Stop Stress Eating and Build Resilience

Stress drains your ability to pick yourself up after life lets you down unless you build stress resilience.

Just as you take in nutritional food and transform it into energy, positive emotions transform into resiliency.

People who are resilient tend to be able to take things in stride, choosing positive emotions and behaviors in the face of stress, and are less likely to engage in stress eating. Continue reading