In this episode, intuitive wellness coach Elizabeth Hall joins host Victoria Kleinsman to discuss Elizabeth’s journey with intuitive eating. After struggling with dieting and disordered eating for over 30 years, Elizabeth initially tried intuitive eating but found it didn’t work for her. She shares why intuitive eating can fail when there’s no self-awareness, and explains how she eventually learned to truly listen to her body’s needs. Elizabeth provides wisdom on getting to know yourself, nervous system regulation, choosing who you want to be, and more.
Elizabeth Hall is an ICF certified mind body eating and intuitive wellness coach. She helps women recover from years of chronic dieting and emotional eating by understanding what drives their behaviors and helps them reconnect with their inner wisdom. Her work allows people to redefine health and wellbeing from a place of compassion and nonjudgement.
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# How to Overcome Chronic Dieting and Emotional Eating
If you find yourself trapped in a cycle of chronic dieting and emotional eating, it may be time to break free and create a healthier and more sustainable relationship with food. Elizabeth Hall, an ICF certified mind body eating and intuitive wellness coach, is here to guide you through the process. By following the steps below, you can begin your journey towards recovery and empower yourself to create a life that you love.
Step 1: Understand the underlying drivers of your behaviors
The first step in overcoming chronic dieting and emotional eating is to gain a deep understanding of the underlying drivers of your behaviors. Take the time to reflect on why you turn to food for comfort or engage in restrictive eating patterns. Consider your emotional triggers, past experiences, and any underlying beliefs that may be driving these behaviors. Journaling or seeking support from a therapist or coach can be helpful in this process.
Step 2: Reconnect with your inner wisdom
In order to break free from the cycle of chronic dieting and emotional eating, it’s essential to reconnect with your inner wisdom. This involves tuning into your body’s signals and learning to trust its cues for hunger, fullness, and satisfaction. Practice mindfulness techniques such as deep breathing, body scans, or meditation to help you become more present in your body and develop a stronger connection with your intuition.
Step 3: Cultivate compassion and non-judgment
One of the keys to overcoming chronic dieting and emotional eating is to cultivate compassion and non-judgment towards yourself and your body. Release any harsh self-critical thoughts and replace them with self-compassion. Remember that your worth is not determined by your body size or shape. Treat yourself with kindness, understanding that healing takes time and patience.
Step 4: Foster trust in your body
In order to create a healthier relationship with food, it’s important to foster trust in your body. Recognize that your body has its own innate wisdom and knows what it needs to thrive. Listen to its signals and honor its needs by nourishing it with a balanced and varied diet. Tune into the sensations of hunger and fullness and respect them.
Step 5: Empower yourself to create a life you love
The ultimate aim of overcoming chronic dieting and emotional eating is to empower yourself to create a life that you love. Explore your passions, set meaningful goals, and take inspired action towards achieving them. Surround yourself with supportive and like-minded individuals who uplift and inspire you on your journey. Remember that you have the power to design a life that aligns with your values and brings you joy.
By following these steps and working with a coach or therapist, you can break free from the cycle of chronic dieting and emotional eating. Remember to be patient and compassionate with yourself throughout the process. Your journey towards recovery and a healthier relationship with food is unique to you, and you have the power to create lasting change.