Raquel Wynn from TrulyWell1 interviews Dan DeFigio about how to stop emotional eating.

Dan says that emotional eating (which also includes stress eating and sugar addiction) typically comes from one of two triggers:

  1. Using food as a substitute for what you really want.
  2. A distraction from uncomfortable feelings.

Any time we’re feeling uncomfortable emotions — anxiety, fear, anger, loneliness, stress — our brains will do pretty much anything to stop feeling bad, even for a minute.

Food is the perfect distraction. It gives our brains something else to think about for a minute or two, so we get a break from feeling bad.

There are simple ways around this!

I’m still taking private coaching clients to help you stop emotional eating, so if you’re struggling, let’s book a free call to get you started on the right path!