Stage 2: Heavy Emotional Eating
Scores in the 3-4 range indicate stage 2: heavy emotional eating.
- It is characterized by uncontrollable cravings triggered by hunger due to restriction and unpleasant emotions.
- You watch helplessly as you self-sabotage. You just can't help yourself or stop yourself.
- You also feel disassociated from your body, like it doesn't belong to you or it's broken.
This doesn’t work because the majority of the iceberg lies below the surface!
I’m inviting you to a 45 minute conversation where we can learn how this program can help you overcome The Root Causes of Binge Eating!
What others say about the journaling program
Before I started these calls, I was overwhelmed with information on the Internet about how to stop bingeing. It has been immensely helpful to be taught how to journal and the reason why I’m journaling. Also, learning how to journal on a step-by-step basis made it not an overwhelming task. I have been able to pinpoint multiple times when I would normally have binged because I paused and took time to journal, I was able to avoid it entirely.
The first word that comes to mind is NORMAL. At week 6, I noticed a significant change, and it was my breakthrough. Before week 6&7, it was my internal dialogue. I could NOT say ‘no’ to binge eating even when I was full. That has all changed now because I realized it is so much more than just telling myself ‘no.’ The method here that goes beyond saying ‘no’ to myself is journaling… while every method had some value, I’d say journaling was the missing piece to my success.
Working with Jared made me believe that food does not have power over me—it is fuel. I always thought it was wrong to feel and process anger and many other emotions. I was taught to “soldier on,” and this seems effective, but ultimately it steers you away from the true information source which is our emotions. It is life-changing to truly understand that emotions are sources of information, not pain.
My bingeing got so bad that I was easily spending over $200 a week just on food for myself from restaurants. My body was on the brink of growing out of all the clothes I had, and I had no other online store that would have had any bigger sizes. I used to believe that I would get bigger and bigger until I became disabled and chronically ill. I was surprised by how effective journaling was at breaking the cycle of my thoughts around food and stressful events.
I did continue to journal and access my eating patterns and my feelings when I ate. I can proudly say I haven’t binged for about a month! I’m so proud of myself and you were a big part of this journey in my life. I want you to know you did help me a lot in the time we did work together.
Real life transformation from Enlightenment community members
My name is Jared and I’m a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.
Previously, I struggled with binge eating and marijuana addiction for over 6 years.
I grew up in an autistic family environment, so I never learned about emotions or my body.
I felt terribly confused about hunger, how to connect to my body and I always carried a terrible burden - everything was my fault.
Because I never got the love I needed as a child, I blamed myself and thought I was broken.
I dropped out of college I went on a journey of self-discovery, including living for 13 months without internet as a Buddhist Monk.
That’s when everything changed.
I learned the psychological root causes of binging and used this insight to conquer my issues.
I created Eating Enlightenment to help others do the same and would be grateful to help you too.
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