EATING DOWN YOUR FEELINGS
Have you been struggling to lose weight? Do you binge eat? Do you find that you are having difficulties around managing food, food in-take? Are you tired of turning to food? Do you think that when you get upset you eat, when you get happy you eat, when you get lonely you eat? Do you eat down your feelings and want to stop?
Weight gain from emotional eating is not about will of power or self-control, instead it is your body and your self’s best attempt to regulate feelings that you haven’t learnt better ways. Too often people look to diet plans, nutritionists to deal with what is actually an emotional regulation and a mental health issue. If you find that you are having difficulty regulating your feelings and you binge eat to feel good, to comfort, to address loneliness or anxiety, therapy is a very effective way to help you learn the skills that you need to deal with your feelings properly, so that you eat food for nutrition and not for comfort.
Therapy helps people to become aware of their thinking, their belief patterns and their feelings and get better ways to deal with them. People who attend therapy and give it enough time will learn the skills that they need so that they can have a healthier relationship with food and lose the weight.
Emotional eating is the best way people often learn how to deal with their feelings because they didn’t get the skills that they need. Oftentimes, people will say who needs therapy because it’s common sense, however, it is not common sense, it is actually mental health skills that you would need to learn. And if your parents or the people in your life who raised you did not have them, they did not teach you how to deal with skills, boundaries, emotional regulation or more developed and healthy ways to think about the world, it will make it very hard for you to make the right choices. Especially when it comes to dealing with your feelings. So, if you are having difficulty losing weight, it is not necessarily a will power problem, it is often an emotional regulation problem.
Contact All in the Family Counselling and Tammy Fontana at +65 9030 7239 to learn how therapy might benefit you. If you want to feel better about yourself, your relationships and your life, therapy can help you achieve that. Contact us now.
All in the Family Counselling has been providing help to individuals and couples for just under two decades. Tammy Fontana has extensive training in complex developmental trauma, attachment, relationships. She is also clinically trained sex therapist who helps people with the wide range of mental health issues, such as binge eating, anxiety, depression, feelings of fraud, loneliness, isolation. Contact us to learn more.
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