Cookie Monster understood this a long time ago, but it took me decades to truly understand…
Overeating cookies, obsessing about and plotting to get all sorts of food, in quantity, was an effective distraction. Focusing on food helped me avoid everything in life that left me feeling anxious …or I preferred to avoid.
Then, binge eating just took on a life of its own…and I stopped creating mine. I ate compulsively and lived my life on the sidelines….until I’d had enough!
Must not be an uncommon coping strategy, if Cookie Monster gets it (of course, as a Life Coach, this video made me smile from ear to ear)!
If you find yourself overeating cookies, regularly and detrimentally, what dreams, wants, and needs might you be ‘stuffing’, avoiding? Have you had enough?
(If curious about what to do next, listened to my FREE Phone Seminar, “Food, You’re Not the Boss of Me!; 5 Essential Steps to Stop Emotional Eating”)
Ellen Shuman is a pioneer in the field of binge eating disorder treatment; a Coach who help people create the life they were meant live; free of binge eating, emotional eating, compulsive eating, and food addiction to cookies. She is the founder of A Weigh Out Life Coaching & Membership Circle, Acoria Binge Eating Disorder Treatment (1993-present). She is a Past President of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (2011/2012), and created the Academy for Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on “Health at Every Size”, firstname.lastname@example.org, 513-321-4242.