When you want to stop stress eating (or avoid stress eating entirely), willpower isn’t going to cut it. Being your own emotional eating coach can be a challenge, but sometimes a punch of motivation, like an easy to remember or inspiring quote, can help shift your mindset just enough for you to break free of your old patterns and move in a better direction.
I’ve put together some quotes to help you shift directions when emotional eating triggers you.
The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. – Anna Quindlen
Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. – Astrid Alauda
What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Maya Angelou
Every day brings a choice: To practice stress or to practice peace. – Joan Borysenko
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of us spend our lives protecting ourselves from losses that have already happened. – Geneen Roth
The pause, even simply a breath, taken between hunger and eating, is the first step toward taking control. – Melissa McCreery
The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about your circumstances. – Andrew Bernstein
If the finish line feels too far away, don’t look at it. Just look down at your feet, and take your next best step. – Melissa McCreery
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. – Amit Ray
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. – Robert Louis Stevenson
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn
We overeat, not because we enjoy food too much – it is because we don’t enjoy it enough. – Charles Eisenstein
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein