If you really want to take control of emotional eating, identify a support system and practice using it. Friends and mentors can help you stay on track when you don’t feel motivated or need a gentle push forward.
There’s a big mistake that many high-achieving women make when they decide to try to take charge of overeating–they struggle alone. It’s easy to tell yourself a lot of stories about why this is a problem to be solved without reaching out for help:
“Everyone else has it figured out–nobody else struggles like I do.”
“This is so simple, I should be able to do this by myself. What’s wrong with me?”
“I didn’t work hard enough last time–I just need to be harder on myself.”
The truth is, we don’t know what we don’t know, and we can’t really see our own blind spots. Struggles with food appear simple–if you only focus on the food. This is a big part of the problem. Why we overeat–what triggers us, and the meaning that food holds in our lives–is a lot more complicated. Getting the tools to get to the root of your overeating can make a huge difference, and sometimes the key to getting these tools (and learning how to use them), is the right kind of support, mentor, or coach. This is what I’m covering in today’s video tip.
Facing struggles with food requires courage and getting support that feels safe and really supportive is essential. Are you getting the support that you need on your journey?
Take good care,