How to tell if you're emotional eating
In today’s post, I’m going to help you figure out if you’re emotional eating by sharing a very powerful question with you.
It’ll help you figure out if you’re eating for the right reasons. While today’s post is short, don’t let the brevity of this fool you into thinking it’s not powerful.
One of the top causes of being overweight is due to us eating when we’re not actually physically hungry. Instead, we’re emotionally, mindlessly and habitually eating.
So, here’s the question I want you to ask yourself:
“Am I using this food or am I eating this food?”
Here’s what I mean.
We tend to use food for entertainment, pleasure, comfort, security, etc., instead of eating food to make us feel energized, satisfied, healthy and vibrant.
BIG difference in using vs. eating.
“Awesome question, Adam. Super helpful!”
“But what if I’m about to “use” food? What shall I do?” you ask.
I’m a huge fan of questions. Asking ourselves the right questions helps to change our perspective. And that’s the idea. It’s all about perspective.
How can two people see the same thing in a totally different way? I’d rather see it in the positive light.
Back to it.
So, you’re about to use food…
1. What’s really bothering me? What am I really hungry for? (It’s never about the food.)
2. What can I do about it?
3. WHY don’t I do anything about it?
The third question is the kicker. Because while it’s ‘easier’ in the moment to do nothing, we both know that suppressing our feelings is like ignoring the most annoying and persistent door to door salesman…
They will keep on knocking and keep on coming back until we open the door.
We might as well open the door sooner rather than later. The sooner we deal with whatever it is — the sooner, we can move forward.
In other words, the sooner we face our stuff, the less likely we’ll be to stuff our face.
And, amazingly, the cravings and urges we feel will start to subside.
P.S. Do you emotionally, mindlessly and habitually eat? Message me. I read every single email I get.
This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to overcoming it. Sure, what we eat matters, and we’ll certainly tell you exactly what to eat in order to reach your goal(s). But what really makes us different from the billion and one other companies out there – besides the daily and personal accountability and support we offer – is that we focus on WHY you’re eating. That’s where the magic is.
When we understand why we’re eating, it’s a lot easier to change what we’re eating. That’s when the magic happens, and it’s why we get the results we do. It’s also why the results we get our clients are sustainable. Because they’re actually changing the way they think and react to food.