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Food restriction can trigger loss of control. This can feel like emotional eating. Seek kind ways to comfort and distract yourself, while working to meet and resolve your strong emotions. Food is never a real fix. It may comfort in the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you. But food won’t solve the problem. If anything, eating for an emotional hunger may only make you feel worse in the long run. You’ll ultimately have to deal with the source of the strong emotion.


Even in moments of regret, guilt, and shame, we have opportuntiies to learn and grow. By relfecting our behaviors we can answer questions such as: What did I do? Why did I do it? How can I meet my needs differently in the future? Use the supplemental resources to  help you work with these concepts.

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