Emotional eating can wreak havoc on our physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual wellness. The more we engage in emotional eating, the greater the feelings of shame and guilt, and the less we are able to cope with stressors in a healthy way, thus engage in more emotional eating. I know for myself, I certainly don’t reach for carrots when I’m emotionally eating; it’s pasta, cheese, chips, and gummy candies.
My name is Chelsea. I first entered a yoga studio 11 years because my life had become unmanageable with anxiety, depression, trauma, and suicide attempts. I was emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically broken. I was also addicted to adrenaline and extreme sports, often sustaining concussions, breaking several bones and undergoing multiple orthopedic surgeries per year.