Leave Emotional Eating Behind: How Self-Care can Help You Heal

Leave Emotional Eating Behind: How Self-Care can Help You Heal

If you're not meeting your basic needs, it's more likely that you'll eat to compensate for your lack of self-care. 

So, it's important to tend to the following areas so you can leave emotional eating behind you. 



Are you getting enough sleep? If not, you're probably low on energy. Naturally, people believe a lack of sleep can be corrected by eating more, but the truth is that eating will make you feel even more tired and lethargic. 


Here are my top 5 suggestions on getting a good night's sleep that will also help you get in touch with your body:

  • inhale and exhale slowly and deeply or count your inhales and exhales until you fall asleep,
  • turn off your electronic devices in the early evening and don't keep them in the bedroom, 
  • avoid caffeine in the afternoon, and 
  • follow regular sleep and wake times every day,
  • listen to a guided meditation for relaxation (I have a free meditation on my website).



Life Balance

Life can get busy, and when it gets busy, it can be overwhelming. 

Try to balance these areas: work, play, movement, rest, relationships and family time. 


Feeding Yourself Adequately 

Food also affects our energy levels. If you're going without food for long periods, you're not getting the energy you need to perform at your best. Taking the time out of your day to eat isn't a waste of time; it's self-care. Eating enough fats, carbohydrates and proteins during the day will provide you with the clarity, energy and focus you need to get through your day. 



Life can be stressful for many reasons:

  1. Work, divorce, moving, adjusting to the demands of motherhood, or other major life changes.
  2. Consider different ways you can manage your stress, such as meditation or mindfulness. 
  3. If you need to, reach out to a professional for support. I'm always available for my online community, just send me a DM or reach out by email.


Stephenie Farrell

Body Confidence Coach


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