Emotional Overeating Awareness Month
Emotional overeating is a complex topic that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Yet, it is a leading cause of weight gain and weight regain for many people.
That is why at Revivify Medical Spa, we think it’s important to shed some light on the subject.
What is Emotional Overeating?
Emotional eating is using food as a coping mechanism for our feelings—most of us have experienced this at some point in our lives. Occasionally using food to deal with feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, or even happiness is okay. However, if it becomes our only coping mechanism and it starts interfering with our lives, health goals, relationships and prevents us from being at our best, it becomes a serious problem.
You should not blame yourself for your emotional overeating habits. After all, we live in a society that teaches us to turn to food in almost every situation. Movies, TV shows, and even some magazines teach us that the best or only way to deal with complex emotional situations is to turn to food.
Unfortunately, this has led many people not to develop alternate strategies or tools that they can use that are not food.
Emotional eating may also be a result of hormone imbalances. Most women have cravings during their menstrual cycles and pregnancy that are the result of hormonal fluctuations. As we age, our bodies produce fewer hormones, and these imbalances can affect our emotions which in turn can lead to emotional overeating.
What Is the Best Way to Deal with Emotional Overeating?
If you feel emotional overeating is overrunning your life, then it’s time to reflect on your emotional eating triggers. The first step to identifying your emotional eating’s root cause is understanding who or what is causing it.
Analyzing whether feelings, situations, or people and relationships in your life trigger the mechanism can be a real eye-opener. Many of us have been using food to deal with our emotions for so long that we can no longer identify the source.
Once you identify the root cause, the Revivify Medical Spa can help you reach your health goals.
Improving Your Relationship with Food to Reach Your Weight Goals
For many of us, our relationship with food is unhealthy. We tend to choose foods that only offer empty calories with little to no nutritional value.
Most diet plans only address your caloric intake and don’t necessarily look at the emotional side of eating and the relationship we’ve built with food over the years. This is one of the reasons most people regain weight.
The Ideal Protein Protocol teaches you which foods are the better choice to achieve and maintain your ideal weight. It also gives you the necessary tools to improve your relationship with food and understand the reasons behind your eating habits.
During your weight loss journey, you will have the support of medical professionals and health coaches who will help you identify your unhealthy emotional behaviors and give you the tools to change them.
Hormonal Restoration May Be the Answer You Are Looking For
As we mentioned before, there is a gradual decline in our hormone production as we age.
The effects of this are almost imperceptible at first. For this reason, it’s not always evident to us what is happening to our bodies.
One day we wake up feeling tired and emotionally depleted for no apparent reason. The anxiety of not knowing what is wrong and experiencing all these negative feelings can lead us to turn to food.
A simple hormone level test can reveal if your symptoms are the result of hormone imbalances. If this is the case, there is no need to worry.
BioTE® hormone replacement therapy can restore hormonal balance in a safe, effective, and, best of all, minimally invasive way.
BioTE® offers an excellent solution to hormonal imbalances in both men and women. The therapy uses bioidentical hormone pellets placed under the skin, which release hormones as needed.
Once the pellet is in place, you will start feeling more energetic, your mood will improve, and you can finally start getting a handle on your emotional overeating.
Call us today to learn more about how Revivify Medical Spa can help you improve your relationship with food and restore balance to your hormones.