Eating in response to uncomfortable emotions seems like an out of control roller coaster. You keep telling yourself that this time it is going to be different! You find yourself triggered by a person or an event which leads to binge eating. This pattern continues with emotional pressure building up, binging and then feeling remorse or guilt. Over time, this unhealthy pattern takes a huge chunk out of your self esteem. It feels like there is no way out….but there is a way.
Understanding the connection between your conscious, thinking mind and subconscious, feeling mind is the answer. Our conscious thoughts can ignite uncomfortable feelings that lead to out of control eating. Also our subconscious feelings influence our thoughts that lead to out of control eating.
Change happens when you are able to tune in and refocus your conscious, thinking mind, become fluent in your body’s language, allowing you to fulfill your emotional needs, and engage both the conscious, thinking world and subconscious, feeling world in cooperation to change the pattern.
Learning to understand our needs emotionally, consciously and subconsciously, allows us to “rewire” the old habit, resulting in a sense of calm control and choice.