- by Jared
Why Do I Eat When Stressed? Ask Yourself This Question To Discover Why! San Jose Eating Disorder (Podcast)
Why Do I Eat When Stressed? I’m a San Jose Eating Disorder coach and this podcast will tell you why.
It’s a common question.
It’s such a common question that about 50% of people say they are uncertain about why they emotionally eat.
Here is the other video about stress eating I mentioned in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgcMaReHr-Y
For example, one guy I work with he reports that he is confused, uncertain and ambiguous as to why he emotionally eats.
When he tries to examine his emotions, all he sees is chaos.
How can you discover ‘why’ you compulsively eat if you just feel confused about your emotions?
Why Do I Eat When Stressed?
The answer is to ask – Am I feeling positive, neutral, or negative?
This three-part question comes from Buddhist Psychology.
I first became exposed to Buddhist Psychology when I did a 10-day silent Vipassana retreat 10 years ago.
Later on I would live as a buddhist monk for 13 months.
Here’s what this Positive, Neutral, Negative Question does …
It gives you a label.
If you are feeling confused … that’s a negative label.
You may not know what you are specifically feeling, but you know you’re feeling bad.
Just saying you’re feeling bad, neutral or positive can be the first step towards understanding why you emotionally eat.
You can watch this video for more info here: https://youtu.be/TKkNu-A5E0Q
For another post about emotional eating, visit this post on my website here: https://eatingenlightenment.com/why-scariest-part-of-intuitive-eating-is-not-so-scary/
PS – I am located in San Jose! If you are struggling with an eating disorder or can’t stop binge eating, then don’t hesitate to reach out.