The Anxiety Starts To Take Over…
The anxiety starts to take over and I can feel this persistent nagging within in my belly. A flutter in my chest and my mind is feeling like it is running at Ludacris speed. I begin to pick at my nails, jump from social media app to social media app, stopping myself after a few minutes to try and focus so that I can write. I took a couple of hours off from work today. So that I could write a blog post and here I am looking up other things and wasting time.
The anxiety starts building with pressure in my chest!
“I didn’t go to work on time, I am a failure, my social media isn’t up to date or looking the way I want it to”
“I haven’t written a blog, I have to drop off my old property keys by end of day today, I have to message clients for massages”
“What do I want to do with my life, why can’t I write a book, I need to get to work, fuck it is 8:30am already…”
I have already created my bulletproof coffee for the day. Yet, now with the stress becoming overwhelming and taking over my feelings I am now heading back down the stairs to see if I can find something to eat. It starts with my coffee, then oatmeal, the next thing I know, I am elbows deep in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream. Where did this even come from?
Now, I feel guilt, more anxiety and the overwhelming feeling that I failed yet again. Well, also feeling bloated and upset that I am not looking like a IFBB pro, how do I get so out of control?
Can you relate?
This is emotional eating. It happens more than you may think. It isn’t about clearing out the fridge like Kirby with one breath in. It is when you find yourself eating for reasons other than satisfying your actual physical hunger.
I do not believe that it is solely our fault. Marketing for food companies constantly strive to build a connection between food and our emotions. We are promised an emotional benefit beyond the food itself which is closely linked to comfort, excitement, even belonging.
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Are you an emotional eater?
What does it even mean to be an emotional eater?
I thought that was just a phrase that was hyped by media.
Emotional Eating is there to try to release you from when you are feeling any kind of discomfort. It provides a momentary sense of pleasure and satisfaction when you are not feeling the greatest. Yet, why are you not feeling well? Overeating has a numbing, softening effect on our unwanted feelings. Love Yourself. When your emotions go awry what are some things you can do to take care of yourself in a loving manner? I choose journaling. I write about how I am feeling and what may be causing these issues.
It is OK to feel sad, mad, depressed, scared, exhausted, etc. Welcome the feelings to flow through you. Do not try to shove them down and cover them like they do not exist. Approach them with kindness and love. Your body will begin to shift and understand that it is no longer distressed and needing to overeat. Bonus – through listening to your emotions, you are more likely to discover what is truly bothering you allowing you to create new ways to satisfy these cravings.
Put Yourself First
Make yourself the priority in life! Take time to relax, spend time doing the things that energize you and make sure you are allowing yourself small pleasures throughout the day.
Use the power of suggestion to create long term improvement
Hypnotherapy provides an effective way to access your ability to affect your physical body. We self-sabotage with our thoughts and behaviors. Through the guided meditations you will notice correcting of restless sleep, low energy, headaches and chronic pain. Can even use hypnotherapy to increase motivation to exercise and eat properly!
Are you an emotional eater?
- Do you eat more when you’re feeling stressed?
- Do you eat when you’re not hungry or when you’re full?
- Do you eat to feel better (to calm and soothe yourself when you’re sad, mad, bored, anxious, etc.)?
- Do you reward yourself with food?
- Do you regularly eat until you’ve stuffed yourself?
- Does food make you feel safe? Do you feel like food is a friend?
- Do you feel powerless or out of control around food?