Emotional eating is the tendency of its sufferers to respond to stress by eating, even when not hungry. Often times, the foods chosen are high in calories and/or high in carbohydrates that have minimal nutritional value. The foods that emotional eaters crave are often referred to as "comfort food", like ice cream, cookies, chocolate, chips, French fries, pizza, and other junk foods. About 40% of people tend to eat more when stressed, while about 40% eat less, and 20% experience no change in the amount of food they eat when exposed to stress.
WHAT IS NEEDED IS AN EMOTIONAL HEALING!
3 John 1:2 shares the prayer of John the apostle for a brother in the ministry:
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
Here John notes the correlation of physical health to emotional/mental health. Emotional health is rooted and grounded in the source of all healing - Jesus Christ!
Many fitness programs engage their clients with meal plans and strict workout regimens, but very few address matters of the soul (i.e. will, emotions, and intellect). Fit4HIM utilizes a Christ-centered approach to first address the unspoken emotional or mental burdens medically linked to emotional eating.
We offer a Christ-centered women emotional support group called
"The Healing Circle".
The Healing Circle addressing the following:
- Loneliness, etc.