Breaking the stigma of bingeing and emotional eating

October 17, 2020


Sometimes we’re afraid that if we tell someone the depths of our relationship with food, of our binges and lack of control we will be too much. That we’ll be exposed and feel the pain of showing our vulnerability and rawness to others.

Many times eating in secret, and hiding any proof of that, made me feel so stupid and helpless. I would try and pretend everything was just fine in front of everyone’s eyes even if I was screaming inside 🥺.

It seemed impossible to me to do something about it. I just couldn’t face the reality of having an issue and overcome the embarrassment I felt for acting that way.

No one can be like me

I was also convinced that no one else could be like me. I kept telling myself that maybe a small bunch of people was acting the same way as me, but I had absolutely no clue that bingeing and emotional eating were such a common issue.

Let’s break the stigma. You expressing what is raw and vulnerable can help your healing 🤗

A personal journey

The process of breaking free from emotional eating and bingeing is very personal.

Because each of us is dealing with different demons. Even if sometimes they find their way to express out to the world in similar ways, in the way we eat and take care (or not) of our wellbeing.

It’s important for me to ask my clients to tell me about their story, or to describe their most common days.

It helps find common threads but also moments of disruption, those moments when something changed the course of events. And perhaps their approach to food too.

Often you can find the keys of change in there. And they start moving on.

There’s a lot you can do

As I said before in this blog, I don’t want any of you to think that the way you’ve always done things can’t be changed.

There are lots of things you can do to heal your relationship with food. That’s what my work is all about and what I try to spread through this blog, in my private Facebook Community and working every day 1:1 with my clients.

I’m here to help.
Get in touch today and see how I can help you.

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Written by Donatella Porceddu

I am a registered psychologist and life coach specialised in binge and emotional eating, body kindness, and mindful eating. I empower women to become the best version of themselves through my comprehensive approach, which combines personal coaching and psychology, leveraging my client’s strengths and building around their opportunities.

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If you have any questions, reach out to me today. I’ll be more than happy to connect with you and see how I can help.

Donatella Porceddu Psychologist & Eating Coach specialised in Binge Eating, Overeating, Emotional Eating, Food freedom, anti-diet approach. 1:1 support through my Make Peace with Food program.

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