Freedom from Emotional Eating, Food & Weight Obsession


“Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered; it is something molded.” ~Antoine De Saint-Exupery

 “Seeking blessings from outsiders is not right. Your life is on your own shoulders. Blind faith is not healthy.” ~Dalai Lama

Many of us believe we are heavier than we should be, and because of this, we think we should not be eating. If we “give in” and eat anyway, we think we should only eat a little bit. And certainly, if we have chosen to “indulge” ourselves by eating, we should not enjoy our food. Having decided our basic needs and wants are unnecessary, when we respond to them, we inevitably judge ourselves.

Fearing that others will also judge us, we begin to hide our eating. “Since I really should not be eating this, I will make sure no one sees me.” Eating one way in public and another in private, we begin to hide ourselves. When we live this way,

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About Ellen Shuman

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I have worked in the Wellness Field for 30 years. I created an Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Program way before most people knew BED was an eating disorder, NOT a “willpower” issue. Personally, I suffered for years before finding answers and the help I needed and deserved! I became a Coach in 1997 to help others who were still suffering as I had. I love being a Coach!


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