When we eat emotionally, we have trained our brain to ask for food when certain emotions arise. Emotional eating can quickly sabotage our weight, our health, and our self-esteem. Although people may teach ways to lessen emotional eating, like removing temptations from the house, logging all your food, etc., these are what I call outside controls to try to gain control. They are more like a bandaid for the habit, instead of actually breaking the habit. Rebecca Schauer, RDN Find Freedom with Food.

Are You an Emotional or Stress Eater?

Are you an emotional eater? Sometimes our strongest desire for food happens when we are at our weakest point emotionally. We will turn to food for comfort — consciously or unconsciously — when facing a difficult problem, a life stress, or just wanting to avoid things and procrastinate. We can be experiencing what I call emotional hunger but really believe …

Your internal environment - your habitual thoughts and feelings - must be in alignment with what you are trying to create on the outside.  For a permanent change in your eating & weight, the internal world must agree with what you are trying to create on the outside.  Rebecca Schauer, RDN | Find Freedom with Food

The Power of Your Mind to Change Your Weight & Life

How your mind can change your life Why is it that we can have a clear vision of what we want to create, but never get there….OR we finally get there, but why didn’t we just start there? Whether it’s a weight loss gaol, an eating goal, or another goal in life, if you don’t achieve or sustain it, it’s …

One reason why dieting is so problematic for people is because they go on a diet with the hope it will help them think and feel different about themselves. But this only makes the food and weight struggle worse because the desire to change is being driven by feelings of not being good enough. Then they fail on the diet and it re-affirms their belief about themselves. My passion is to help women get out of that vicious cycle by creating weight loss from the inside-out - starting with thoughts and feelings. Rebecca Schauer, RDN | Find Freedom with Food

Your Mind is Your Best Ally or Worst Enemy for Weight Loss

How your mind affects your weight loss I was talking to a friend on the phone whose life is not moving forward like he wants it to. After listening for awhile I had to tell him “you are your biggest stumbling block”. I can say the same thing for myself whenever I feel I’m stuck in a loop repeating the …