Hormones & Hunger: How Your Emotions Affect Weight Loss

Hormones & Hunger: How Your Emotions Affect Weight Loss

Do you feel like you are eating all the right things, but still can’t get your weight to budge? In today's episode of Mind Your Health Podcast, my team and I gathered the most frequently asked questions about weight loss that I get as a Registered Dietitian, including the complex relationship between our emotions, self-perception, and changing eating habits.

Whether we realize it or not, our identity and the beliefs ingrained in us from childhood about beauty and self-worth shape our confidence and can lead to negative self-talk, where we subconsciously diminish our own value.

This negative internal dialogue can have profound effects on our actions, including our eating habits.

And of course... stress, an inevitable part of life, also plays a crucial role in weight management. It triggers the release of hormones like cortisol, which can lead to stress eating, a common coping mechanism for emotional discomfort.

And what about the specific foods that contribute to weight gain? It's not just about quantity, but also the quality and types of food we consume. These topics, along with our emotions, ranging from stress to sadness, can influence our eating habits, often leading us to seek comfort in food.

I even tap into what emotional weight in personal relationships and friendships can look like/ Recognizing the emotions that trigger overeating is crucial in addressing weight gain.

Today's episode underscores the complex aspects of weight loss and the need to understand the emotional and psychological factors that influence our eating habits.

Tune in today if you're interested in...

🌿 How negative self-talk impacts eating habits and weight gain

🌿 Understanding why stress triggers hormonal eating responses

🌿 Why emotions and hormones significantly affect weight... and how to overcome this.

Timestamps to follow along with:

0:00 - 0:31 Intro

0:32 - 5:14 Why Do Your Emotions Affect Weight Loss?

5:15 - 14:10 Stress Eating

14:11 - 16:45 What Food Causes Weight Gain?

16:46 - 28:18 Relationship With Yourself & Others

28:19 - 29:46 Outro


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