Hello love,

Disclaimer: I have nothing against therapy, if you use this modality and it works for you great. But if you’ve been trying talk therapy to help your emotional eating and it hasn’t worked then stick around. 

Years ago when I struggled with emotional eating part of my process to resolving my emotional eating was going to talk therapy, CBT to be exact. One of the main issues I wanted to resolve was my out of control behaviour with food, my bingeing, restriction, dieting and emotional eating. I was in therapy for almost 2 years diligently going to weekly sessions. 

It didn’t help me resolve my Emotional Eating or create any significant change. At one point my therapist handed me a diet book in an effort to help me. But it did not connect me back to my body.

From that point in therapy I had gone to see a nutritionist, a chiropractor and had also had personal training. I didn’t just do a few one off sessions I spent months with each of these practitioners in an effort to create true change. I also spent a lot of my time diving into all the psychology information I could find to help myself. 

But it didn’t move the needle. 

The biggest impact my Emotional Eating was having on me was feeling out of control with food, my body, impacting my self esteem, and with my confidence. Going to therapy was helpful in that you talk to someone and have some relief but after I didn’t know what to tangibly do. I was given a few exercises on distorted thoughts, and affirmations. I diligently stuck to these hoping one day they would work.

I spent years doing these exercises. 

Then after being frustrated with no progress I threw everything out the window, moved to Korea, switched careers from being  an analytical chemist to a teacher. 

I wanted a fresh start but my Emotional Eating was even more in my face and I had to figure it out. 

Check out the video below at the timestamps to dive deeper:

  • 3:01 A significant discovery about hunger and what wasn’t covered in therapy 
  • 3:45 The flaw with talk therapy for emotional eaters
  • 4:04 Where traumas connected to emotional eating really are and getting to resolution 
  • 5:25 The end goal to this work and having the right support and tools
  • 6:45 Finding empowerment in this process
  • 7:25 What you become aware of in talk therapy is usually not the root of your issue!
  • 8:00 Before we get to the root we create a structure to go deeper in the process
  • 9:15 Don’t buy into these lies like you’re broken and need more willpower, the scale of dysfunction
  • 10:15 It is SO possible to resolve your emotional eating 
  • 10:55 Why a process and strategy is needed

Next Steps

1. If you are ready to start your journey to resolving your Emotional Eating you can download my free guide “What Are You Truly Hungry For?” to start discerning true from emotional hunger and catching your triggers HERE.

2. If you are ready to transform your emotional eating so that you can get to ease, peace and confidence around food and in your body with a step by step process and guidance then find out more about The Emotional Eating Evolution Program HERE. 

To real change,


Certified Holistic Nutritionist Specializing in Emotional Eating