Procrastination Eating

Do you eat when you have something to do but are procrastinating? It’s so easy for us to distract ourselves when we have something to do that we just don’t want to do. Food can become a convenient and pleasant distraction. But after the fact, the task remains undone and you feel guilty about what you ate and badly that the task is still undone and weighing on you.

Why do we procrastinate to begin with? Sometimes a task is just plain unpleasant or tedious and we can think of a million things we’d rather be doing. But sometimes there is a deeper reason.

One reason we might procrastinate is fear of failure. If we think that we won’t do the job perfectly, or think we will be criticized for the job we’ve done, or reprimanded, then it’s easier to just not do it at all than to face the consequences. This fear can totally immobilize us and keep us blocked from unleashing our creativity and flourishing in life.

Another reason is that there might have been a time in the past when we did something early or on time and there were negative consequences. An example might be getting a project done early at work and then having our boss tell us that the project had changed and the work was no longer needed. Or maybe as a child we were up bright and early and found out we were in our parent’s way at that hour.

There could be many different reasons, and we need to dig a little to uncover the challenge we’re facing. Whenever you have the urge to turn to food to avoid doing something you dread or fear doing, use food as a signal that something else is going on. It can become like a red flag to warn you of trouble – that something needs to be addressed or you will go down the wrong path. Food then becomes an early warning signal – you can thank  food for leading you inward to find out what’s really going on.


If you are not exactly sure why you procrastinate, sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at so you candiscover what’s going on for you.


Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions that have less to do with the food you eat and more to do with the real reasons you are not releasing the weight.

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