3 Ways To Finally Stop Emotional Eating

So, the other day I woke up to find out that I only had decaf coffee…😫 I’d ran out of my favourite coffee (Grumpy Mule)…

Long story, short. My routine was out of whack. And I could feel myself wanting to be pissed off about this. Want to feel aggravated. First world problems, ay?

You see, we love routine. And although this can be a good thing? It can also be the exact thing stopping you from getting the body and life you want..

You try to follow a new diet. Lose some weight…then it HITS YOU. Something stressful comes up (be it emails, hubby, work, kids…) and food seems like the easiest thing to do turn to. To give you that pick me up. Some comfort. At least for a brief moment. 

And I get it. It does. I’d be lying if I’d said I’ve never eaten because I’m stressed. It’s usually when I’m procrastinating on something I know I need to do but am scared of doing it because I’m worried it won’t work

^^ which is dangerous if it becomes routine.

Anyway, I want to share 3 things that I find to be the most effective tools to help the ladies I work with battle and learn to take control of their emotional eating. 

And NO…it’s nothing to do with a supplement or my mystical powers telling me that you will always be like this because of the month your were born in (someone was genuinely told that…)

So, here are the 3 things I find to be the most effective:

1️⃣ Having a support group so you can see that you are not alone in this.

Given that emotional eating is probably the most common obstacle to weight loss that I see, knowing that there are others going through similar issues:

Maybe not getting support from loved ones at home? Temptations everywhere? Feeling overwhelmed?

And seeing what they are doing cannot be matched. In fact, this is how some of the ladies have learnt to take better control over it. I’m not saying its simple. You will have bad days.

But its only a bad day if you don’t learn from it 🙂

2️⃣ A simple plan that you can do on your busiest day, most stressful day This is literally why some of the recipes and plans I work on with the ladies in our Fit For Life Body Transformation Programme can be made in minutes or just grabbed on the go. 

But it’s not just the food….giving yourself permission to feel tired, feel stressed etc. is way more powerful and something we go over, as well as doing things like going for walks, reading, taking up your old hobby, Headspace etc. will help.

Not instantly….you have to be patient. Like I am with my daughter learning to walk 😉

3️⃣ Feel what you are feeling INSIDE when you are emotionally eating: don’t just focus on what you are doing, try to think about how you are feeling at the time of doing it. Almost as if you are watching yourself do it.

Procrastinating about something? Feeling overwhelmed? Not happy with how you feel and look? Want some time for you? Fed up of the world cup? 😉

Whatever it is…feel it and accept it. That’s a HUGE start.

And if you want to take it one step further?

You can trial out Fit For Life Body Transformation Programme.

We’ve got a free trial starting in July for 5 ladies and are accepting applications now​​​​​​​​​​​​.

​​Matt ‘Grumpy Mule’ Fruci

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