Emotional Eating in Four Parts


Emotional eating is  complex and ever changing.   The next 4 blogs will help you explore emotional eating in your life.

At Green Mountain , a women’s weight loss spa, women talk about emotional eating as something in their lives that they can’t control.  In fact their eating overtakes them; they feel hopeless and discouraged. Wishing and wishing it wasn’t happening.

Starting to observe your eating and gathering information about your emotions can help you begin to move from the back passengers seat to the drivers seat.  By moving to the front seat, even if you aren’t on the drivers side, you can start learning more about how emotional eating works in your life.

This 4 part  series  will focus on one topic each week:

  • Gathering Information  (this week)
  • The Archaeological Dig
  • Habit Habit
  • Befriending Your Emotional Eating

Today we will focus on gathering information. Gathering information is about using a  curious mind instead of a judging.  Here are a few examples of questions that might help you in the gathering information phase.

  • What do you know about your eating?
  • When do you prefer to eat?
  • What time(s) do you emotionally eat?
  • Where do you eat, in your house or outside of it?
  • What are you using the food for?
  • Are you using food primarily for self soothing, numbing, something to do or ????

The process of gathering information is a practice of observing, as if you are looking through a camera at what is happening.  You are just looking for  facts and noticing what you can learn about your emotional eating without judgement.

What have you discovered as you gather information about your emotional eating?



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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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