Don’t be mistaken that treating yourself every once in awhile means there’s a deeper issue –– this is normal behavior. On the other hand, using food to quell unhappy feelings or to fill a void is where the problem lies. Doing so may cause a momentary sense of relief, but it always brings more negative emotions than good. The guilt and shame send us down a spiral, which can then in turn cause more emotional eating.
If this has been happening to you often, it’s time to dig a little deeper and see what’s going on underneath the surface and find new tools to defeat the habit.
Let’s touch on some ways you can create new patterns without guilt…