Too Much Stress Eating? Libertyville Life Coach Says Try This…

Too much stress eating?

I was talking to a friend the other day, who had a really great idea. Inside her snack cabinet, she posted a note, with the simple question:

“Why are you here?”

Then she lists a few choices –

  1. You are hungry
  2. You got triggered by an emotion
  3. You want a reward
  4. You are procrastinating

If it’s not #1 (You are hungry), then it makes you stop and think about what you are doing, and why you are doing it. Of course, you can ignore the note, or simply declare “I don’t care!” if you want it badly enough. But at the very least, it should give you a chance to pause…at least some of the time.

Of course, if you want to be really clever, you can devise stress eating strategies for each response, so that you start to learn more about how you feel, and what you need. A little bit of planning goes a long way.

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Psychologist, Master Certified Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner. She is one of the world’s leading experts in using Emotional Freedom Techniques to help people lose weight without dieting, stop binge eating, and reduce anxiety and stress. She is the author of 4 Books on Emotional Freedom Techniques, the EFT Tips Newsletter, the Binge Eating Teleseminar and the EFT Weight Loss CD. Carol has a thriving coaching practice and is passionate about helping others succeed.