“I love this whole concept, but I still don’t know if it will work for me, because I am an emotional eater. I eat and eat to try and erase the cares of the world.”
I hear you, but dieting is making that worse. In every way, diet mentality and reactive eating is getting so tangled up in your emotional eating, that what you begin to experience more, is reactive eating.
You can’t diet to get emotional eating under control. When you try to do that, it causes reactive eating and deep feelings of denial, biological, existential, and emotional. It snowballs, and all of a sudden you think you are a MONSTER emotional eater, bingeing and completely out of control, but what you are really doing is responding to both physical and mental restriction.
If you stop dieting, that’s your best bet to healthfully, easily, and sanely become aware of any “emotional eating”. On top of that, getting into your body, feeling what’s in there, and the work I do with limiting beliefs and energy work can support people who use eating or anything else to numb.
But I don’t know of anything that could be worse for emotional eating, than dieting.