It’s human nature to seek out comfort
And with the array of foods and delicious tastes available to us is it any wonder we eat for comfort, or to satisfy our emotions
Now, while there are many psychological reasons for emotional eating and many great techniques for helping you control your impulses
I’m going to ask the question…
Is emotional eating really that bad?
You may answer yes
Thinking this is the main reason for struggling to lose weight or tone up
Probably tried to lose weight or change your body shape only to be thwarted by uncontrollable cravings
Especially at times when you’re stressed, sad or even celebrating
Or in other words, when you are emotional
Sure we can go into detail about how to control stress, how minimise it or how to deal with the negative self talk that brings you down
We could address your self esteem and body image issues too
But what if you didn’t need to go that deep?
What if emotional eating wasn’t bad for you?
And what if you could eat to satisfy your emotions and then just get on with your life
Not fall into a negative shame spiral
Where you beat yourself up for not being able to stick to your diet
Where you feel guilty for eating some chocolate
Where you think one slice of cake has ruined all your hard work
Because the truth is
Having some cake can’t ruin your efforts
Even though you’ve been led to believe one morsel of a ‘bad’ or ‘fattening’ food means you’re gonna gain weight
A moment on the lips a lifetime on your hips anyone?
^^^This type of thinking is utter horse manure
Sure, having some cake (can you tell I love cake) isn’t as healthy as having some veggies. But it’s not unhealthy
You won’t get diabetes from one slice of cake or gain a pound of fat even.
What I’m trying to say is it’s not that bad.
It’s certainly not as bad as the low carb, anti-sugar paleo proponents make it out to be
And here’s why…
You burn a certain amount of calories every day – this is called your metabolism
I don’t know what your total number is but I do know mine
And if you’re curious to know yours just let me know and I’ll send you a simple formula on how to calculate it along with a free report
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My total is 3600 a day. As in my metabolism burns about 3600 calories every day
So if I eat 500 cals worth of cake and then eat 3000 cals for the rest of the day I’m not going to gain any weight.
Because I’m still under the amount of calories my body uses.
Even if I ate 1000 cals of cake I’d only be over by 400 cals and that’s less than 1/7th of a pound of body fat.
And I’m not going to eat 1000 cals of cake every day.
Although I do love me some cake
So it’s not as bad as some people make it out to be.
Yes I can eat a lot because I’m active and tall but you can adjust yours accordingly
So imagine you knew you could still have that cake or some chocolate or whatever takes your fancy
Every single day
And you would still be able to look the way you wanted
It would take out a lot of the emotion around eating right?
There’d be no more trying to resist, battling with motivation and willpower
Trying to give up nice foods or depriving yourself
No food would be off limits
All while being a size and shape you are entirely comfortable with
And that’s why I wrote
BEET – Banish Emotional Eating Today <–click here to get it
So you can enjoy your food without thinking whether you should or shouldn’t be eating it
P.S. There’s no fancy diet to this. If you’re looking for one of those this ain’t it so please don’t download it.
This is simple common sense, something all the fad diets fail to understand. And it’s only for women who are fed up going from week to week, battling with themselves whether to start another diet or to be good so they can try, once again, to change their shape.
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John O'Connell is the owner of SF Fitness & Health Centre. He started working in the fitness industry in 2002 after suffering a back injury. He has worked with many professional organisations including Leinster Rugby, An Garda Siochana, New Zealand Rugby, Dublin GAA, Spar and CBRE. He has also appeared muliple times on both RTE & TV3 as a health & fitness expert. John is the co-author of 2 international best selling books - Total Body Breakthroughs and The Fit Formula.