Breaking free from emotional eating is more attainable than most of us first believe. I once walked out of a therapist’s office, never to return after I asked him, “Is it really possible to heal this?”. At the time I was a stress eater. As a single mom, I had a lot of stress and this equated to a lot of overeating. He said, “Yes, Laurel, it is possible.” I didn’t believe him and turned my back on getting help. I suffered needlessly mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically for years after as a result.
First, know that breaking free from emotional eating seems impossible only because it feels impossible. We often confuse the feeling with the reality. If something feels overwhelming, that doesn’t mean it has to be overwhelming. It simply means that from the perspective we have, that is our experience.
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Don’t let your feelings on the matter keep you from obtaining the methods and answers on how to break free from emotional eating. Breaking free from emotional eating is completely possible. Not only is it possible, it is also a transformative experience.
Here are three major benefits:
First is the weight loss. It feels really good to be at a natural weight without struggling year, after year. Once you learn how to break free, it is like riding a bike, the tools stay with you for a lifetime and the maintenance is easy.
The second is the actual method itself. The studies show that the only method that works effectively at helping people truly break free from emotional eating is called the “non-diet method”. So, not only do you escape the negative emotional eating rollercoaster, you also learn how to maintain your natural weight, without dieting! I don’t know about you, but I after about two weeks of a diet, I begin to feel resentful and stuck.
The third benefit to breaking free is that the entire process puts you in deeper connection with who you are, what you are capable of, what your values are and teaches you how to live a more fulfilling and self-empowered life. The non-diet methods taught, that are the most effective for permanent weight loss, are also the most self-empowering methods out there!
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These are just three benefits. There are many, many more benefits! Feeling sexy and feminine in your body again, having increased energy, enjoying the foods you love without guilt or “blowing it” and loving the freedom are all the wonderful benefits of breaking free. Yet, the biggest benefit is looking into your future for the first time without fear.
Is breaking free from emotional eating possible? Yes! Is it worth it? Yes, yes, yes!