What do stress eating, comfort eating, and eating to push down feelings have in common?
What’s one thing a lot of smart women are struggling with – especially these days?
Two words: emotional eating.
When we’re worried or fearful or trying to grapple with things we can’t control, it’s so easy to reach for something to eat to numb or soothe or perk us up.
Comments about Corona-15 (the 15 pounds you might put on during shelter-in-place), and half-joking comments about not fitting into your “real” clothes anymore, highlight what a hard time people are having.
You can try the drill-sergeant-get-tough-with-yourself approach, but you’ll probably run out of steam. If you want to take control of emotional eating, the first step is to understand it and to respect why it’s happening.
A million years ago, or just before the reality of this pandemic hit the U.S., I began making a series of videos on how to take your power back from overeating. In this video, I’m going to tell you five things every smart woman needs to know about emotional eating. This is the perfect time to check it out: