We all do it. Whether we’re feeling sad or feeling glad, we reach for certain foods based on our mood. From anger to boredom, to sadness, emotional eating stems from unexpressed emotions. Unfortunately these episodes often leave us feeling worse than before. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a more effective way to handle these situations?
This week we talk with Jude Bijou, author of “Attitude Reconstruction – A Blueprint for Building a Better Life”. You’ll learn to understand why we turn to food to medicate unpleasant feelings. Jude will share a range of ways you can help build a better life for yourself and the people around you.
Cooking for yourself is an act of self care that can turn around a mood and boost our self esteem. Even something as simple as baking a piece of fish and steaming some vegetables can calm your mind and warm your heart. If you feel it’s too much trouble to cook for one, you have to ask yourself, what good is going to come out of wallowing in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream?
For those who find that “too many cooks spoil the broth”, or that cooking with others often leads to arguments, you can learn strategies to avoid conflict and bring meal time back to a happy activity everyone can enjoy. Having clear delegation of tasks and getting permission before offering suggestions on food preparation are two ways to diffuse tension.
Tune in to hear how becoming aware of emotional eating can benefit you, your loved ones, and the world we live in. As always, you’ll find specific recipes for foods mentioned in the show on the blog, The Confidence Diet. Search for “EMC2” to find posts related to this weeks program.