Do you emotionally or stress eat?

Most of us get stuck into the snacks and/or emotionally/stress eat sometimes and that’s OK. If it has become a habit or way of life for you; and is interfering with your health and wellbeing; then it is time to do something about it.

Here are three reasons it could be happening:

1.  Not Eating Enough
As simple as that, if you don’t eat enough throughout  the day; your body will want to compensate for that at a later time. Your body needs fuel for energy and survival so it takes threat of starvation very seriously and will make you ravenously hungry!

2.  Not getting any pleasure in life
If all you do is rush around completing your to do list; and looking after everyone else’s needs, every day. You will seek pleasure somewhere; and that often ends up being food. It is important to have some fun in life, even just in moments here and there!

3  Regulating emotions
Many of us use food to regulate our emotions in some way. Food can give you short term relief from stress and uncomfortable feelings.

You don’t have a lack of willpower or discipline, there is always a reason for our food challenges. We often focus too much on the eating behaviour, shaming ourselves constantly.

Instead; we need to look at the whole picture, of what else is happening or not happening in our lives; that leads us to these behaviours around food. Fiona discusses this more in the video below.

If this is a challenge that you relate to; we invite you to book in for a Mind Body Eating Coaching introductory session with Fiona.


Fiona Kane is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, Mind Body Eating Coach, Holistic Counsellor, Professional Speaker and writer on Health and Nutrition and the founder of Informed Health.