It’s Not About the Food

If you struggle with food and weight loss, you might have already realized that it’s not really about the food. Somehow emotions get connected with food, and limiting beliefs about ourselves reflect in our food habits and choices.

What are some factors that might be involved? When you start to explore this, it opens up the proverbial can of worms. The following is a partial list of what might be going on. As you read through the list see which ones you relate to.

  • Eating for procrastination
  • Loneliness eating
  • Boredom eating
  • Discouragement eating
  • Feel safe – from sexual abuse
  • Feel invisible – won’t be accountable for much
  • Don’t feel good about myself
  • Sexual frustration
  • Work stress
  • To prove someone wrong
  • To celebrate
  • It reminds me of good times past
  • To reward myself
  • Clean plate club
  • Might get hungry when I can’t eat
  • To feel in control
  • Worry eating
  • Eating for energy
  • Eating by the clock
  • Comfort eating
  • I’m not good enough
  • Anxiety eating
  • I can never lose weight so it doesn’t matter
  • Everyone in my family is big
  • Thin people are too vulnerable
  • Thin people get too much attention
  • We gain weight as we age


Do some of these really ring a bell? Which ones do you resonate with? The first step is to identify which emotions and beliefs are a part of your mindset. But, what can you do next? Sometimes we are aware of what’s going on but still can’t affect a change. The best tool I’ve come up with is tapping. If you are unfamiliar with this method, check it out at the following link. You can get started on your own or give me a call for help (317-445-4203). Tapping changes the flow of energy in the body and helps us slowly release our troubles.


If you want some individual help developing healthy habits, please sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at 

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.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to




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