A mindfulness-based way to manage emotional eating
Nearly 50% of Americans report using food to deal with stress. For many, stress eating can result in emotional distress, obesity, and other eating-related health problems. Diets that focus on weight loss have not been shown to be effective, and, in the long term, may even contribute to weight gain and greater despair.
Research has shown that by taking a more holistic approach, mindfulness and mindful self-compassion practices can help people END overeating and make friends with their bodies by using the skills of awareness and self-compassion to manage their emotions and guide their behaviors.
More specifically, a study of the Eat Right Now program, a 28-day smartphone-delivered behavioral intervention that targets craving-related eating using mindful eating practices reduced craving-related eating by up to 40% at 1-month post-intervention. Further, reductions in food craving were significantly correlated with weight loss.
Dr. Theroux is a certified facilitator of the Eat Right Now mindful eating program. She can provide 1:1 coaching to help you on the path of acceptance and healthier eating.
"The curious paradox is that once I accept myself as I am, then I can change" Carl Rogers