3 Ways That I Broke My Emotional Eating Cycle

So now that we’ve discovered 3 Reasons Why You Might Be Emotionally Eating, it’s time to uncover a few ways to help you put an end to what some may consider, an intense roller coaster ride. In order to break a cycle in your life, it’s important to understand what gets the gears on this cycle turning in the first place. In my last article, 3 Reasons Why You Might Be Emotionally Eating , I covered 3 possible triggers, which include stress, procrastination, and “The Foodie” Excuse. Here are 3 things that has helped me break my emotional eating cycle…


  1. Using Positive Affirmations & Meditation

After realizing that stress was (and sometimes still is) an emotional eating trigger for me, I knew I had to find ways to relieve myself of stressful events in a more effective manner, other than eating my emotions away. Something that I learned how to do over time, was to create positive affirmations that I could use whenever I needed. Let’s use a rough day at work for example; one of my favourite affirmations would be something as simple as “I handled this day like a champ, and I’m looking forward to going home to a relaxing night”. Saying this simple sentence, would affirm to me that I can handle whatever the working day had to throw at me, and that it wasn’t the end-all-be-all of my day or life. It would really give me a feeling of strength. These positive affirmations lead me to find other healing activities like meditation as well. This has been so helpful to me and I honestly cannot go a day without incorporating this type of positive self-talk into my daily life.

  1. Avoiding Procrastination

I found that procrastination was something that lead me to emotional eating behaviours. I used to think that I was doing this out of boredom at first, but later realized that I was never really bored, but mostly trying to find a way out of something I didn’t feel like doing, or was maybe even anxious or fearful of doing. So I would run to my fridge or the nearest drive-thru to eat something in place of actually planting my feet into the ground to do the things I needed to accomplish. While turning my life around from these habits, I found that the best way to deal with my procrastination was to really dig deep and ask myself what it is that I needed to get done, and why I was building up so much resistance towards it. Once I could answer these questions, I was able to really hone in on how to create a clear “why” to keep myself laser focused on any goal at hand.


  1. Discovering New Joys In Life

“The Foodie”. That’s what I would constantly refer to myself as, and it almost became all that I knew myself to be. When someone would ask me about my interests, the first thing that would come to my mind was FOOD. And though I still love food, I’ve realized I also LOVE so many other things that come way before that. I love my family, my friends, meditation, yoga, working on my business, traveling, dancing, laughing and the list goes on and on. But I have truly come such a long way from simply defining myself as someone who just loves food. I constantly embrace new experiences and allow myself to truly explore what life has to offer. If I’m feeling emotional, I’ll choose mediation over a binge session, If I’m feeling sad, I will express myself over tea with a family member, and If I’m feeling happy or proud, I may even gift myself with something sentimental. Though food is still a huge part of my life, it is no longer the complete entirety of it.

I  encourage and even challenge YOU to find at least 3 new things that you might really enjoy doing. You just might be surprised at how much this life has to offer you.



Grab Your FREE Spiritual Love Note Meditation Audio. This Guided Meditation Was Taken Straight From My Personal Journal and I've decided to share this exclusively with YOU. It's Deep, Raw & Filled With So Much LOVE. Namaste!

You have opted-in for your audio download! Don't Let Spam keep us apart. Make sure to check your promotions/spam folder for the email! xo