Life is hard sometimes, wouldn’t you say? Things can be going along wonderfully and then all of a sudden BAM, you get hit in the face with a situation that you are not quite ready for. What I’ve learned in my life is firstly that this is just a part of life. We become better people when we go through tough situations and we learn from them. And, secondly, I’ve learned that food (and for most people…chocolate) does not make the problem go away.
Now, I know you are reading this and perhaps you are saying “you are wrong Bonnie, chocolate makes it all better”.
And, to that I say, it makes it all better for the moment you are in your empty body, stuffing the chocolate in your mouth, pushing your feelings down deeper and deeper. But now, the chocolate is gone and what are you left with?
THE PAIN! The pain of still dealing with the difficult feelings you had originally, AND the pain of the GUILT of bingeing on chocolate and the PHYSICAL PAIN of eating too much of it.
So, what are you to do when you just don’t want to deal with the situation that has presented to you in your life?
You SUCK IT UP AND DEAL WITH IT!
WITHOUT. THE. CHOCOLATE.
Yes, I know that sounds harsh, and I don’t mean to be harsh. But it’s just a part of life. You are here on my blog reading my articles, following my work because you want help. You want and need someone to say to you “let’s learn how to deal with your emotions and difficult situations in life without using food. Because food is not the answer.”
Here are 2 steps for you to take immediately so you can learn how to turn away from the chocolate when feeling down:
Step 1: Make a list of the situations and/or emotions that cause you to turn to chocolate (or any food for that matter).
Step 2: Click on this link to request to speak to me so I can help you craft a plan to overcome emotional eating.
I look forward to speaking with you soon!