MANAGING EMOTIONAL & BINGE EATING
Food is one of the greatest pleasures of life. It gives us comfort and joy. So it’s natural that we sometimes turn to it in times of stress. But when it becomes our primary — or only — way to cope with life’s ups and downs, it creates more problems than it solves. Green Mountain at Fox Run can help you discover the roots of your emotional eating and develop other ways to manage emotions while helping you figure out “when cake is the best choice”.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We understand the triggers and emotions that are at the root cause, so we are experts at helping you overcome these unsupportive behaviors.
AT GREEN MOUNTAIN AT FOX RUN, YOU WILL:
Start to think differently about food and eating
You’ll give up notions of “good” and “bad” foods that can trigger emotional eating.
Establish a regular eating pattern
You’ll eat regular, well-balanced meals to keep you from getting too hungry, which can lead to overeating.
Identify the reasons why you eat emotionally
You’ll develop an extensive toolkit of techniques to help you recognize your triggers and deal with them in a supportive way.
Practice eating foods that may be problematic for you (may trigger you to overeat or cause a binge) in our safe environment
Under the guidance of our caring, skilled professionals, you’ll feel safe and secure.
Stop dieting for good
No more deprivation caused by dieting – a common trigger for binge eating and emotional overeating.
Find joy in moving your body
You’ll feel good and that will help you stay motivated to keep going.
Develop a support network
You’ll learn to ‘sustain the change’ when you return home with the support of our understanding staff and other participants whom you may very well bond with for life.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BINGE EATING & EMOTIONAL EATING?
The answer is not as clear cut as you might think. To overcome binge eating or emotional eating, it helps to understand what they have in common. They aren’t necessarily separate and distinct, but rather the same process on a continuum. The truth is, emotional eating is part of normal eating. The level where it becomes a diagnosable as binge eating disorder is clear, but we work with women all along the continuum.