Signs you’re an emotional eater


Guess what, sometimes you’re not the problem. Sometimes there are certain things even you cannot control. When it comes to being healthy in a diet sense, there tend to generally be two different kinds of people. The first have an education issue, they don’t know what you need to eat in order to be healthy and the second are those who know what they should be doing, but can’t seem to make it happen.

Dieting can be an utter waste of time if you’re an emotional eater. It can be a complete waste of money and a punch to your self-esteem. You deserve to find peace with food and finally loose the weight you want to.

  1. Eating when you’re not hungry. When your body lets you know that it’s hungry, it’s telling you that you need physical nourishment. If you want food when you’re not hearing that rumbling in your stomach, it’s because you’re searching for emotional nourishment. It’s the quickest and cheapest way to feel loved, comforted and entertained.
  2. Food FOMO. The fear of missing out. You see your friends posting fun pictures of their food and you want to join in. Subconsciously, you believe the magic, happiness and satisfaction stems from the food and you want to be a part of it. It’s the same way most of us felt about Disney movies growing up and why your parents had to shell out an unspeakable amount of money for you to have your picture taken with a 32-year-old man in a mouse costume.
  3. You’re not BFF’s with your body. When you override your body’s natural signals, like hunger, you tend to develop a bad relationship with your body. Why? BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT LISTENING TO IT. Remember that fight with your ex about them not hearing you? Well, pot meet kettle. Picking apart your appearance in the mirror, calling yourself names or even just being disappointed in the way you look, it’s all a trap. You’re beautiful.
  4. You hide what you really eat. You shouldn’t be embarrassed by what you eat, the amount you consume, or the manner in which you consume. Hiding your food feeds into the idea that there is something wrong with you, that if people knew the truth they would think you were less than they are, which just simply isn’t true.
  5. You feel guilty when eating. You’re constantly thinking, “I shouldn’t be eating this.” You should stop that. Don’t be such a Sad Sally and stop ruining chocolate lava cake for yourself. Don’t rob yourself of the experience of food, it will only leave you craving more.

There’s nothing wrong with you and you’re not broken. You need to learn how to give yourself a break and truly have some fun!