Diet culture teaches us to focus on emotional eating as the problem.. but is it? 🤔I mean… here's some #foodforthought:
🙁 is the problem that you are emotionally eating over being stressed, or is it the problem that you are stressed to the point that you don't know how to cope with it?
😕 is the problem that you are emotionally eating over being unhappy in your relationship, or is the problem that you are so unhappy in your relationship that you are turning to food for comfort?
😶 is the problem that you are emotionally eating over being bored, or is the problem that you are so uncomfortable sitting with yourself when you have nothing to do or keep yourself busy?
Only you know the answer.
So if you struggle with emotional eating.. rather than blaming eating as the problem, let's start looking at the real problem. And I know this is easier said than done, and I know this is scary, but I promise you… this is your key to unlocking your ties to food.
🖋 Journal Prompt to work through this: What am I emotionally eating over? And what are other ways I can begin to address that emotion?