Why do we self-sabotage?
You’ve nailed your diet and training Monday AND Tuesday, woop! You’re off to a flying start. It’s Wednesday, you ended up working a 12 hour shift, you’re tired and cranky, and just can’t be bothered to cook. You know what you deserve? Pizza! You order yourself a large Domino’s and some cookies to finish the day. Heck, why not?
Friday hits and you’ve mucked up in work; the boss has sent you a stern email ccing your colleagues. There’s no escaping the fact that you made a big mistake, and now everyone knows it. You head to the supermarket and pick up a big slab of chocolate to cheer you up.
It’s Saturday evening, and you’re sitting on the sofa finishing a whole tub of ice cream. Your date stood you up and now you’re left to Netflix and chill… alone… but that sweet creamy taste makes the loneliness a little easier.
Sunday hits… That 5kg weight loss goal isn’t getting very far.
Heard of the term ‘comfort food’? Well, that’s exactly what the pizza, chocolate and ice cream are; emotional coping mechanisms, because food makes everything better, right?
Although these scenarios are so common, it doesn’t mean it’s a healthy habit.
You’re self sabotaging your health and body composition through emotionally eating behaviours. These habits tend to be covering up a deeper issue, most likely stemming from past experiences.
Hypnotherapist, Forrest Toime, sits down with Mark to discuss emotional eating behaviours, the potential reasons behind them, and how you can fix your emotional reliance on food through psychological interventions, such as hypnotherapy.
Watch the full episode to uncover why you continue to yo-yo in and out of diets, and why you end up binge eating every week.