How to know if you are an Emotional Eater

Eating is a part of life, your body gets its nutrients from food but sometimes we can go overboard with our eating habits and it can result in gaining weight. For me, food was more than a source of nourishment, it was my way of comfort and escape. The problem of emotional eating may end with the scale but…

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Hiding behind a smile…

Have you ever done that? Hidden your inner turmoil behind a smile so the outside world thinks everything is ok? I think that we are all guilty of that at some point or another, we go through life fooling others (and sometimes even ourselves) and then something will set the pieces crumbling to the ground. It might be a…

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Getting to the root of emotional eating

Emotional eating is so much more than stocking your fridge and pantry with the right foods. There is more to it than simply finding a distraction to take you away from eating. Now don’t get me wrong I believe that you do need to have strategies in place for when those emotions arise but none of it will work…

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Grieving without turning to food

This week has been an extremely emotional one for myself and my family. On Saturday we were given the devastating news that our family dog of 14 years was in renal failure, we got to take her home and make her comfortable and say goodbye. On Sunday morning after 14 years of unconditional love, kisses and tummy rubs we…

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My struggle with body image

Why do we find it so hard to love ourselves? When we look in the mirror it is often the negative aspects of our bodies that our eyes immediately are drawn to. How do we change this? How do we learn to accept ourselves the way we are? I honestly don’t think I gave my weight a second thought…

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The two faces of Emotional Eating

I have struggled with the heartache of emotional eating for as long as I can remember and it was only when I looked deep within myself that I discovered the true reason I was doing it for so long. This post is an excerpt of my book Feeding My Feelings; Diary of an Emotional Eater. The image was created…

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