Overcoming Emotional Eating

Did you know that experts estimate a staggering 75% of overeating stems from emotions? For those stuck in a cycle of yo-yo dieting, emotional eating stands as a significant barrier to achieving lasting weight loss. Until we address emotional eating, sustainable weight management remains elusive.

Recent research underscores the physiological and hormonal underpinnings of emotional eating and irregular hunger patterns. It’s clear: individuals who struggle with weight loss and regain have a complex relationship with food.

What exactly is emotional eating?

Emotional eating involves turning to food in moments of stress, guilt, anxiety, anger, sadness, boredom, loneliness, and a myriad of other emotions. Food becomes a coping mechanism, leading to the consumption of excess, unwanted calories. Typically, those who emotionally eat gravitate towards unhealthy, high-fat, or sugary foods.

Why should you tackle emotional eating to achieve weight loss?

Many individuals hop from one diet to another, only to find themselves back at square one when the results don’t stick. The key reason for these setbacks is often the failure to address the root cause. Emotional eating ranks among the top contributors to weight gain.

Repeated unsuccessful attempts at dieting can take a toll on both physical and psychological health.

How can our clinic help?

Our team of experts offers comprehensive support to help you overcome emotional eating.

Your journey starts with a detailed consultation with our bariatric physician, who delves into the underlying hormonal and physiological factors contributing to your weight gain. We’ll assess your hunger patterns and conduct any necessary investigations. Based on your unique hunger profile and emotional triggers, we’ll craft a personalised 3-month weight management plan to address emotional eating. Additionally, you’ll have the option to join a maintenance program for up to 12 months of additional support.

Our experts employ a variety of techniques, including:

  • Identifying triggers for emotional eating
  • Equipping you with tools and techniques to navigate these triggers
  • Studying and assisting you in reshaping your hunger profile over time
  • Correcting any hormonal imbalances
  • Providing a structured plan for sustainable weight loss

Curious about what our successful clients have to say?

“I feel completely liberated for the first time and I feel I do not need to diet anymore!” – Jackie, Leeds

“Initially I thought it was hocus pocus but as the weeks passed I feel so much happier and confident. In addition I’ve reached my goal weight.” – Julie Freeman, Wakefield

“I’m losing more weight than in any other diet but it doesn’t feel like I’m dieting.” – Rachel Diamond, England

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The London Obesity Clinic/The Yorkshire Obesity Clinic specialises in Weight Loss, Complex Diabetes and Endocrine disorders across the UK with clinics at Harley Street in London, Spire Claremont in Sheffield and Nuffield in Leeds. We offer face to face and virtual consultations with our specialist clinical lead, Dr Rajeswaran, who has 25+ years experience in the field. We also offer screenings for prescription weight loss/weight management medications such as Wegovy injections (semaglutide) which are also suitable for children & Mounjaro injections (tirzepatide), bespoke weight management plans and a unique online weight loss plan for wellness and weight management. We support people with Obesity related medical conditions including Type 2 Diabetes, Fatty Liver, Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, and Endocrine disorders like Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, PCOS, Hirsutism, Adrenal Dysfunction, Menopause, Pituitary problems and Sexual Dysfunction. Get in touch to transform your life!

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