Weight Loss and Emotional Eating
Do you wait till the house is quiet, everyone has gone to bed to take out that piece of cake you hid in the laundry room and veg out in front of the television?
Maybe you have driven all over town to get your favorite Finally Friday I Deserve this Pig Out meal?
…salad from Olive Garden (with the bread sticks of course!)
…ribs from Outback
…strawberry cake from a Piece of Cake (a slice of caramel too for late night snack)
You’re filling the loneliness inside of you with food only to feel more and more empty.
You are everyone’s Superhero but your own worst Enemy.
According to the most recent study from the Centers for Disease Control more than 60% of U.S. adults can be considered overweight or obese. This number is staggering considering that $20 Billion is spent each year in the weight loss industry. We keep getting fatter and the weight loss industry is raking in the profits.
We all know that the formula is eating less and moving more. The question is not what to do but how to do it. This is especially challenging when our whole world revolves around food. We celebrate with food. We mourn with food. We get bored we eat. To change this never-ending cycle we must first change our minds.
"The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself" Maya Angelou
Healing is possible
How can therapy help? Together we can work on how your thoughts and behaviors are interfering with your weight loss goals. When are you the most vulnerable to overeating? I can help you face your feelings instead of eating them.
In therapy we will work to create a plan for lifelong change. There are many options to losing weight: diets, exercise programs, surgery but until you become mentally healthy true physical health will always be out of reach. The battle of the bulge begins in your mind. It’s a battle that I understand intimately.