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 is a Professionally Certified Coach, Certified Executive Coach, educator, and author. She wrote Eating With Heart in 2012 to help women break free from emotional eating, take their power back, and gain lasting peace with food. Her Five Step process places women back in touch with themselves and invites a permanent healthy transformation. Laurel and her husband reside in Tucson, AZ, have four grown children, and appreciate life’s blessings above the challenges.