How to stop emotional eating and grow a back bone with behavioral training and EFT from the comfort of your own home. Yes, it can be done.
Emotional eating can be a huge obstacle for anyone struggling with their weight even if what you do may not qualify as an "eating disorder." If you eat when you're stressed, sad, angry or feeling emotional for any reason you've got a behavior that can be changed. Let’s face it, food can be comforting, a source of great pleasure and even seems to relieve stress in the short term.
Most of the time stress and
unhappiness just cause a temporary lapse in control but it can become a
repeated behavior that then leads to a mental attitude of
defeat that is hard to overcome! Other times it’s an emotional trigger
that you're not conscious of. Whatever the reason, once the cycle
starts it’s hard to stop. So how to stop emotional eating?
* If your emotional distress is serious and chronic be sure to consult with a therapist. If you have conscious or unconscious unresolved emotional issues that are sabotaging your desire for a healthier lifestyle you need to contact a professional. A licensed mental health practitioner who specializes in eating disorders can help you change deep seated compulsions. If you are binging or have bulimia you need to tell your doctor and get a referral for a therapist who specializes in eating disorders.
Changing your behavior one habit at a time will help you develop will power. How to stop emotional eating is with having control over your emotions. Self control is the key to success in any endeavor. It's not so hard when you break it down to creating one new habit with a behavior plan.
If you are aware in the moment when you are eating for emotional reasons, that is out of boredom, stress, anger, sadness, or depression then you are ripe for changing this behavior! What we learn in behavior training is first to control the environment as much as possible. Your behavior plan sets you up to substitute an action plan for the stress eating.
Part I. Controlling your environment. When your goal is healthy eating that means:
Part II of your behavior plan is you are going to substitute a new behavior for the emotional eating. It's called "react with action!" When the emotional trigger occurs you have be "awake to it" so you can respond with activity. You will choose what your action is now while you're creating your behavior plan. For this plan, for example, I choose a 2 mile walk. Your plan can be cardio training, walking on a treadmill, a run, whatever is possible to do in the moment without any preparation or planning.
Whenever your emotions send you to the refrigerator you are going to turn around and head for your walking/training/work out shoes. Then you are going to walk out the door and "walk it off" for an hour. Or do the work out, take the run, whatever your chosen activity is. That's it. It sounds so simple but this is an incredibly powerful habit to incorporate. It will be the hardest the first time. Once you've done it 3 times you're on your way. It takes 30 days for a new habit to take hold. How to stop emotional eating is with an effective behavior plan.
What if you can't let go of the emotion that comes up for you? EFT could help you to "move on."
If you need more help with your emotions EMT may be the extra support to let them go. Emotional Freedom Technique is a practice that enables you to release the emotions that are blocking you, physically and energetically with acupressure. Then the practitioner guides you to mentally align with your goals in a powerful way.
How does EFT assist you with weight loss?
With EFT a person can release the blocks that get in the way of losing weight or emotions that trigger stress eating. According to the EFT website, EFT has shown in clinical studies to help you:
It is based on the work of Dr. Roger Callahan, a therapist who 31 years ago discovered that by working with the meridian system used in Chinese medicine (as used in acupressure,) a person could get very quick relief from distressing emotions. It's a system of healing emotional and physical issues by tapping on the energy meridians in specific sequences.
It was further developed by EFT founder Gary Craig who simplified it
and brought it to the world. The Chinese have been working with the
science of managing the energy flow of meridians for over 5000 years
with great success. It is the science of guiding the body’s energy
By tapping on specific points on the body, people are relieved of all kinds of anxieties, traumatic memories, fears, phobias, self-rejection issues, and countless physical maladies often fade away also. This is a concrete pathway for how to stop emotional eating and the stress that may be contributing to your weight gain.
The practitioner I recommend and have experience with is Brian Guzman. He has over 10 years of experience in the field of personal training and fitness and 4 years of practice in EFT and he has worked with hundreds of people. His methodology is to produce concrete and measurable results in releasing the blocks that get in the way of reaching your weight loss goals.
Brian is certified by founder of EFT Gary Craig and also holds certification with EFT Universe and is listed on their website, www.EFTuniverse.com. He works thoroughly with a person to not only release the food cravings or other blocks but also to support them in more positive behaviors towards food and their weight goals and self image. I found Brian to be extremely understanding, intuitive and supportive. He is available for follow up, support and to answer your questions.
Sessions may be done in person or by phone. The telephone sessions are highly effective and enable the client to be helped in the convenience of their own home. It is very common to do EFT over the telephone as many practitioners work with people all over the world.
Although Brian charges $85 for an hour of his EFT work he will also do a FREE introductory session for 30 minutes with you so you can experience for yourself the results he promises. As he says it will be a real session not a sales pitch. In this free session typically people experience concrete results immediately!
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* For more information on EFT visit www.EFTuniverse.com or Brian's website www.wellbeingmatrix.com.
Note: Please be advised that EFT is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatment. See your physician or licensed mental health practitioner for serious mental or medical issues.
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