The Full Mind Weigh® to Lifelong Weight Management, a program of the Institute for Lifelong Weight Management – teaching you the skills you need to keep the weight off forever!
Often, when we’re craving a particular food, what we’re really craving is something totally unrelated to that food. For many of us, what we’re really craving is often hidden even from ourselves. I like to call these our “concealed cravings”.
If you eat in response to sadness, you’re craving comfort or consolation.
If you eat in response to anxiety or fear, you’re craving safety, peace, soothing or reassurance.
If you eat in response to boredom, you’re craving stimulation or novelty.
If you eat in response to loneliness, you’re craving love, friendship or companionship.
If you eat in response to guilt, you’re craving absolution, forgiveness or self-forgiveness.
If you eat in response to happiness, you’re craving a meaningful way of celebrating.
If you eat in response to anger, you’re craving release or resolution.
If you eat in response to a problem, you’re craving a solution.
If you eat in response to stress, you’re craving relief or relaxation.
If you eat in response to fatigue, you’re craving rest.
If you eat in response to envy, you’re craving whatever it is that you envy.
What are you really craving when you want chocolate, chips, ice-cream, cookies….? Think deeply, look inside yourself, see what you can discover.
If emotional eating is sabotaging your ability to maintain your hard-earned weight loss, let’s talk about how coaching can help. Contact me to set up your free consultation at a time that’s convenient for you.
With your continued health in mind,
Doreen Lerner, Ph.D.
The Institute for Lifelong Weight Management provides education and training. The Full Mind Weigh® is strictly an educational program and is not a substitute for medical or psychological evaluation or treatment. If you think you may be suffering from an eating disorder, please consult with a qualified mental health professional who is trained to evaluate and treat eating disorders.