Many people find that they turn to food to manage difficult emotions. Whether it is stress, loneliness, boredom, restlessness, being overwhelmed, indecision, depression or anxiety, eating can seem like a welcome relief. Eating may provide an opportunity to numb or zone out, to not think or feel, to self-soothe or delay something unpleasant or difficult. However, while eating works in the short-term, it often leaves you feeling guilty, ashamed, weak or remorseful.
If this has become a pattern for you, it is possible to develop more healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress and difficult emotions. Angela can work with you to identify how you might be using food to manage difficult feelings, and develop healthier strategies that leave you feeling empowered and better about yourself.