February 06, 2012
When I first started Hungry Heart, I had long given up on my health and well being. I knew diets didn’t work for me, so I didn’t even try them. The first thing I learned when I started the program was that I have a calming problem and had been using food as an outlet for my emotions. The more I ate, the less I had to feel what I didn't want to feel. I've lost over 60lbs. More importantly, I've learned that the stressful energy had to go somewhere, so I was subconsciously diverting the extra energy to chewing and digesting excess food. I have been learning to identify my current patterns and beliefs about the choices I make and managing my emotions, and as a result, I’m continually working to create new beliefs that serve my well-being. I am getting better and better and definitely moving in the direction where I no longer eat mindlessly to satisfy emotional hunger.