5 Tips To Stop Emotional Eating

Jenn sitting on a couch holding a mug thinking about how to deal with emotional eating

Intuitive Eating, Mindset

  1. Martha Carroll says:

    Thank you, Jenn, for putting yourself and your story out there! I recently read about intuitive eating on the Cleveland Clinic website. I was looking for something–ANYTHING–outside dieting or NOT dieting and regaining weight. My story: after a year of the pandemic, I decided to get really healthy. At 76 I am in good health, take no prescribed meds, and am active. But, I have dieted since I was 15 yrs. old. This was to be my “final” diet. I signed up with NOOM. I did it! For one year I ate healthy, lost 25 pounds, exercised several times weekly–felt great! At the end of the year I thought–ok, I got this! I will trust myself. Not count calories, etc. At the end of this past year-2022–I had gained the 25 pounds back, and had felt I had no control over my triggers–chocolate and sugar. So, for 2023, what did I want to do? No going back to NOOM or any other diet. But I was certainly not happy with gaining it all back. I was feeling really frustrated…no idea what I was looking for or hoping for. And then I read, “intuitive eating”, and my whole mindset shifted. Oh. Trusting myself, listening to myself, not engaging in diet culture in any way…. This will take some time, I realize. But, dieting from 15-75 y/o and still having that extra 20 pounds (sometimes more!) is just not something I will do any longer. ENOUGH! I would have thought I got that–listening within. I know about that in so many ways. But not when it comes to food. And, I realized, not when it comes to depression or anger or anxiety that gets triggered so often by what others are doing or not doing. So now I am learning about intuitive eating, and I’m starting with just letting go of the “food rules”. In my effort to educate myself I came across your podcast and found it so helpful. So, I wanted to write and just say thank you.

  2. I stress eat a lot there’s so much going on in my life. Plus in my head I do have a consular. But I lost over a 100 lbs but now I’m stress eating and started gaining it back now I’m dieting again no breads no sweets I really understand ur story I’m gonna try what u say. Thank you. If I can just start to write things down again I’m hoping this helps. Again thank you for sharing.

    • Jenn Baswick says:

      Hi Sondra, sorry to hear you have a lot going on and are struggling with stress eating. I hope that this post and these tips were helpful for you. Wishing you all the best on your journey!

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