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– Did you know that there are five reasons
that smart women commonly overeat?
They’re frequently overlooked,
they have nothing to do with food,
and they’re not addressed
by most of the weight loss
or healthy eating plans
that are out there.
In this video, I’ll tell you
all five of those reasons,
I’ll let you know why
having one of those reasons
means you need to know
about the other four,
and we’ll talk about what you can do
to outsmart these sneaky
overeating triggers.
Welcome back.
I’m Dr. Melissa McCrerry.
If you’re new here, I’m
a clinical psychologist
and the author of The
Emotional Eating Rescue Plan
for Smart, Busy Women.
I help high performers and struggles
with what I call the three Os:
overwhelm, overload, and overeating.
You’ve probably heard people
use the term overeating triggers.
Overeating is complicated
and there are a number of factors
inside our thinking and our
minds, in our environment,
and inside our bodies that
can trigger us to overeat.
Triggers can be things like stress
or a frustrating conversation
or having too much to do.
The thing is, reaching
for something to eat
doesn’t really solve the
problem or address the reason
that we’re feeling an urge to
overeat in the first place.
There are five very common reasons
that smart women get stuck
in cycles with overeating.
Let’s talk about all five of them
and why you need to know about each one.
The number one reason is stress,
and of course stress can
lead to stress eating.
The number two reason, strong emotions,
emotions that you don’t
know how to deal with,
emotions that you don’t
feel like you have the time
or bandwidth to deal with.
Emotional eating may be the
biggest cause of overeating
or eating when you’re not hungry.
It can be a tough cycle to break,
and emotional eating has sabotaged
a lot of good intentions.
Reason number three is being too busy.
Now, this is a reason that a
lot of smart women overlook.
But when you are busy,
it is so easy to reach
for something to eat
to take the place of something else
that you don’t feel like you have the time
or the energy or the bandwidth to do.
It’s easy to reach for something to eat
when you’re not paying attention
or you’re focused on a
million other things.
And it’s easy to get into
patterns with overeating
when you are too busy
to feed yourself well
earlier on in the day
and you get too hungry
and then the choices that you
don’t wanna make take over.
Reason number four, exhaustion.
Sleep deprivation, poor
sleep, and low energy
cause a lot of overeating.
We eat to perk up.
We eat to distract ourselves
from our tiredness.
And when we’re not getting enough sleep,
we’re actually physiologically more hungry
than we are when we’re not exhausted.
People to minimize and sometimes
even glorify exhaustion,
but it’s important to be really clear.
Exhaustion actually causes
hunger, cravings, and overeating.
The fifth reason that smart
women overeat is avoidance.
Have you ever reached for something to eat
because you just don’t want
to deal with the next thing?
Maybe you’re procrastinating.
Maybe you’re too tired to do it.
Maybe you don’t know where to start.
This kind of eating to
avoid, it often shows up
when you have one of
those other four reasons
for overeating going on.
You eat to avoid when you’re too tired
to deal with what’s in front of you
or you feel too stressed
out or you feel too busy.
Avoidance eating is a major
cause of mindless eating.
Have you noticed anything
about the five reasons I just described?
These reasons for overeating,
they tend to travel together,
and one tends to lead to the other.
So, if you have one,
exhaustion, for instance,
you’re likely to also be in a cycle
where maybe you’re
stressed or you’re too busy
or you’re avoiding some things.
These five common reasons for overeating
can actually cause vicious cycles
that then can feel really tangled up
and really tough to break.
This is important.
In the big picture, you
can recognize these reasons
for overeating and take care of them.
And when you do,
the cravings and the urges
to overeat actually go away.
Or you can keep fighting these reasons
and fighting the need to overeat
because the reasons are there.
Needs that you’re trying
to manage with food
become hidden hungers.
And trying to fight hidden hungers all day
becomes a battle of willpower.
It’s exhausting and ultimately
that battle is unwinnable.
The good news is that once you know
your reasons for overeating,
you can start to address them.
You can start to move outta the struggle
and start creating peace with food
and real freedom from overeating.
Now, lemme give you five smart steps
that you can use to stop overeating.
Number one: Respect the
reason that you’re overeating
and make it a goal to start
getting your real needs met
instead of reaching for a cookie.
If you haven’t checked out my video
The Reason for Overeating,
now would be a great
time to check that out.
Number two: It’s time
to start gathering tools
and strategies for
dealing with the emotions
that are tough for you,
the emotions that might
be triggering overeating.
Number three: It’s time to get real
about how guilt and self-blame
and being hard on yourself
might be impacting you
and might even be triggering overeating.
These feelings aren’t helping you
and it’s time to tackle them.
I’ll be covering a lot more
about that in upcoming videos.
Number four: Let’s
remember that you’re busy
and you might be stressed
and overwhelmed as well.
Make sure that your expectations,
the goals and the steps
that you set for yourself
are realistic and are things
that you can actually do.
Here’s the thing.
Smart women, busy women, we
tend to minimize small actions,
but small steps can have
a tremendous impact,
a lasting impact when it
comes to changing your eating.
Small steps really do add up,
and expectations that are too big,
they just leave you stuck and
frustrated and in overwhelm,
maybe procrastinating even getting started
in the first place.
Step number five is critical.
When it comes to overeating,
it is so easy to get focused
on what we’re not going to do.
But success happens when
we have a strategic plan
for what we’re going to do instead.
This is exactly the topic
that I’ll be covering in my next video,
What to Do Instead of Dieting.
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In the meantime, let me
know what doable step
you’re going to be taking
to take control of your overeating.
Leave me a note in the comments.