You don't need more mental toughness. You need an approach that will work. You need an approach that respects the reasons that you overeat. Here's the recipe for weight loss success that will actually take you where you want to go.
Do you love chocolate as much as I do? I've found that when I do my chocolate tasting thing and engage each of my five senses without any of the guilt, the experience is much more enjoyable. Are you willing to try and find out how much more enjoyable that feels?
This year we got a little closer to understanding why we turn to ice cream and chocolate whenever we get stressed out, crabby or overly emotional. Yes, we still have a lot to learn. Our emotions and eating behavior are incredibly complex.
Over the past few weeks, more than one of my clients has mentioned a recent and unexpected trigger of emotional eating -- the presidential campaign. I've coined the phrase ESEE -- "election season emotional eating."
If you're always looking for ways to not be seen, how do you speak out? How do you move through the world if you have an invisible cloak that has no magical powers other than to keep you in your own shadow?