Emotional Eating Video Tip #4: What to Do When You Get Off Track

emotional eating and perfectionismNobody is perfect. From time to time, we all fall off track or fall short of our goals.

Perfectionism can sabotage your plan to take control of overeating faster than just about anything.

In this week’s emotional eating video tip I cover the helpful thing you can do if you fall off track with emotional eating or overeating. This strategy is not only a “band aid” or something designed to help you feel better–it’s an action that can help propel you forward and help you change your relationship with food. This simple shift takes practice, but the pay-off for making it is huge.

Take good care,

Melissa McCreery

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6 Responses to “Emotional Eating Video Tip #4: What to Do When You Get Off Track”

  1. Cindy says:

    Well this is right where i’m at and Thank you for giving me permission to forgive myself and move on. Sounds so simple. i am my own worst critic. I liked this tip alot and i need more reminders.
    Thank you Dr. Melissa

  2. Hi Cindy! I think this is one area that most of us need help with. We tend to be hardest on ourselves and it’s so unhelpful. Thanks so much for your comment!

  3. Ann Nafziger says:

    That’s Hitting the Nail on the Head>>For me! Whenever I “blow it” the tape loops in my head start and the temptation is to keep on “blowing it” since I screwed up already. Thanks for the video tip!

  4. Thanks for sharing this Ann. It’s such a common recipe isn’t it? When we figure out how to readjust and move forward with compassion, we can be SO much more effective.

  5. KAte says:

    I agree! However I find that I am unable, at this point in time, to change the issues that are causing the emotional reaction. So I am forced to rely on will-power, which just ain’t working. Any tips?

  6. Hi Kate–Great question. I think it’s a process. Identifying the issue is one step in it. Figuring out what to do with the issue or feeling or trigger is another. Something that I find helpful to remember is that it is usually possible to *address* or acknowledge the situation even if I can’t change it. For instance, I might not be able to remove the thing that is creating stress in my life, but I probably have choices about how I respond to myself while I am in the midst of the situation. Sometimes identifying alternative coping or comfort strategies (instead of simply trying to tough it out) can be very helpful too. Thanks so much for your comment. – Melissa

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