Anxiety & Emotional Eating

I’m not proud of this, but it happened … in this video I share about my recent experience with emotional eating … something I have not experienced in a long time.

Please leave a comment below. Let me know how this has shown up in your own life, and perhaps how you deal with it.

Also, you download my guide to flower essences here: Flower Essences .

Thanks for watching!

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14 Responses to Anxiety & Emotional Eating

  1. Hello Ana:

    Thank you for sharing this video. I too, am a fellow health coach and had a very similar experience just yesterday.

    I have been anxious about a project that is going to start next week and have had a hard time getting past analysis paralysis. This has been laying over my head and a constant worry. So, when I took my kids to Trader Joe’s the other day, I got sucked into all the holiday goodies. The kids were asking me for all sorts of things and I myself reached for a tub of tapioca pudding. I know…. not what you think I would eat and normally I don’t but way back when I was pregnant with my daughter(but did not know it at the time) I picked up a tub of tapioca pudding. My husband thought I was bizarre and I could not believe it either. I thought only grandma’s ate it. Anyhow, this comfort food was a signal that I was pregnant back then now I must associate it as comfort food too.

    Long story short, I ate some Tapioca Pudding, was not proud of myself either and I am not pregnant. But it evokes some emotional tie for me and I am still trying to figure it out.

    I am going to check out your flower essences and I appreciate you showing us your raw side. xoxo, Abby

    • admin says:

      Thank you sweet Abby for sharing your story! Sometimes we are simply processing old energy and emotions … sometimes we are actually going through something specific in the moment. It’s all an adventure. And I think the most powerful tool we have is to stay present. 🙂
      Let me know how the flower essences work for you.
      xox
      Ana

  2. Laura says:

    Oh thank you so much for sharing this with. I believe we all have these moments at times. I have for sure. The good thing is that you took time to analyze what was at the root of your behavior. Recognize that we are all human beings. I would like to recommend a book I used in my therapy training. FOCUSING by Eugene Gendlin PhD. It is all about feelings.
    Namaste,
    Laura

    • admin says:

      Thank you so much for the suggestion Laura! I’ll check it out myself … and I’m sure others will find it helpful as well.
      Blessings and love,
      Ana

  3. pamela says:

    Wow! You too? I found this video@ the airport after a long, emotional trip. Essentially feeling my weakest & most vulnerable & craving… Sugar! I caved in, returning to my chronic default after weeks of abstaining. I guess I’m not perfect either. And I’m totally ok with that! Thanks for sharing your journey with raw honesty. It’s comforting as well as helpful.

  4. admin says:

    Hey love, I think it’s going around … vata season can heighten this stuff. Enjoy your travels! xox

  5. Paula says:

    Ana, thank you so much for sharing this. I have found myself very emotional lately with some family and relationship things going on. I appreciated hearing your experience. The perfectionist in me continues to have a hard time looking at progress as being enough. I find myself not wanting to eat anything or very little but then want to snack late at night when I find myself in this emotional state. I am trying to keep healthier snacks available to me. Thank you again for sharing!

    • admin says:

      Dear Paula,
      When we acknowledge that are little imperfections are actually what make us divinely perfect.
      You have such deep awareness into your self already, and have come so far. There is the balance between striving and improvement, and then the enjoyment and celebration of the moment and the journey.
      I always say, when you’ve finally “gotten there” is actually the end of life. Life is a sassy, sensual, up and down, in and out, beautifully organic playground.
      much love,
      Ana

  6. Teresa says:

    Hi Ana,
    I’m actually proud of you! I think your awareness is amazing AND you shared to help others. Your skills were in full force after (your minor) period of emotional eating, you knew exactly what to do and probably stopped it right there. As you probably can remember (a long time ago for you) one of the biggest issues is a sense of shame when dealing with eating issues/disorders, so just the fact that you tell it like it is is wonderful. So glad we have a person like you to learn from!!! xox

    • admin says:

      Teresa, thank you so much for your acknowledgement … YOU have come so far, and it is a joy to share this journey of (imperfect) life with you. 🙂
      Imperfection + Awareness = Growth
      Plus, the little blips make life sexy. 😉

      Love,
      Ana

  7. Pat says:

    Everyone orders huge grilled sandwiches and fries at work, and yesterday due to boredom and frustration, I got a cheeseburger platter with colesaw and fries. I was able to throw away half of the role and half the fries,Today, clothes are tight and I’ll be payingWeight watcher’s my hard earned money and time unless I can slow down, think about what I’m going to eat and control myself.

    • admin says:

      Dear Pat,
      Your vulnerability here is really a beautiful thing, and what I can offer you is that you are not alone.
      None of us are. More important than control, is to look at WHY we do these things.
      Also, begin to develop a solid relationship with yourself. This is how I was finally able to get over my eating disorder and depression when I was younger, and it’s what I share now with my clients and students.
      Stay true to yourself, and it’s wonderful to have you here as a part of the conversation and community!
      love and blessings,
      Ana

  8. Patricia says:

    I just had the time to watch the video, thank you for sharing all your emotions and ways for healing. I been using Bach flower essence for over 30 years now, very helpful. I haven’ t found one specifically for what is call agoraphobia, the fear at open places, this is something very limiting for me. any suggestions
    blessings
    Patricia

    • admin says:

      Hi Patricia,

      Sorry to hear about the agoraphobia. I used to have the opposite – clausterphobia.
      It’s mostly fine at this point. If you download the Flower Essences guide, you’ll see a formula FR-RLS, product #1203. I have never used it for that specific purpose, but it is the closest match.
      Also, part of what has helped me in many emotional instances is yoga. It is what was pivotal in healing my depression, eating disorder, anxiety … and I would say it impacted my clausterphobia as well.
      Hope that helps! Please check back in to let us know how it goes.
      Blessings,
      Ana

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