When we eat to distract our mind, we end up starving our heart.
The first step in breaking free is to learn true physical hunger from false. Before I knew the difference, I thought I was always hungry. I was so mistaken. The true hunger was in my heart.
When we start to recognize what our needs are, we can begin to meet those needs. That is, we begin to nourish our heart. As we do this, the pull to eat when we are emotionally hungry begins to lose its grip on us.
Laurel Elders, PCC, CEC
Life Coach & Educator
Author of Eating With Heart: The Five Steps to Breaking Free from Emotional Eating