Break the cycle of holiday overeating by listening to the FREE video training with the accountability workbook we created just for you to Eat, Drink & Be Merry Without the Holiday Weight Gain
Decades of research into the psychology of eating behaviors have shown us that the more we attempt to rigidly control our eating the more likely we are to lose that control when faced with unpleasant thoughts and feelings, especially when these feelings arise due to perceived “diet failure.”
Why would eating a spoonful of ice cream drive you to eat the whole pint followed by the false promise to do better on Monday? It’s a defense mechanism.
By eating more and focusing on the food you are momentarily escaping the negative self-talk, judgment, and guilt you feel when being unable to stick to your plan and long term goals.
But what if instead of beating yourself up, you met yourself with kindness and compassion? What if you gave yourself permission to eat it? Would that spoonful still turn into a pint?
In this week’s episode, we discuss how to navigate instances of overeating BEFORE they happen. That’s right, we’re talking about developing the psychological tools to help you prevent instances of overeating, but when it does happen – it’s no longer an opportunity to bully and berate yourself.
You’ll also learn:
- What it means to be mindful and the value in acknowledging your feelings instead of trying to ignore or stuff them down with food
- Why being curious and compassionate with yourself helps reduce instances of overeating
- Thought scripts you can begin practicing NOW so you’re prepared for that holiday eating event later
What about you?
How would your life be different if you didn’t have any food rules at all? How would it feel if you were able to be completely in-control and stop eating whenever you wanted? No drama. No white-knuckling. No need to start over tomorrow.
If forcing your body into a smaller version of itself through dieting worked, it would have worked by now? It’s time to try something different. Something that actually works.
Give this week’s episode a listen to learn how.
Connect with Leslie:
If you’re struggling with emotional, binge, or compulsive eating and you’re interested in personalized coaching, apply here.
If you want to learn how to not-only lose weight, but lose the struggle along side it, you can get started by taking the Weight Loss Psychology Quiz: Discover Your Diet Personality Type
Also, if you’re interested in learning more about the psychology-based group coaching program, Unstuffed, you can join the Interest List HERE.