All spring and summer I found myself doing a lot of emotional eating. Thankfully I didn’t gain a lot of weight, but I ate late almost every night and too heavily and then went to bed feeling full and disgusted. I would find I still felt bloated and gross the next morning.
I am now sporting a mini muffin top, you know that roll of fat around the tummy area? Yes it’s lovely. Well, there is diabetes in my family, and being a nurse, I know that belly fat is a huge factor in developing type II diabetes. So this emotional eating habit is something I really wanted to work on…
I gave myself a pass all summer for the simple reason that I knew my daughter was leaving for college and that I was focusing on implementing the 60 Second Panic Solution. In the midst of all this, I was weaning myself off my antidepressant. That was enough for me. I had too much on my plate, so to speak.
But now that my daughter is away and the family has settled into the new routine, I find that life just keeps happening, and I am once again doing the late night emotional eating. I often get home from work between 8pm and 10pm and that is when I start. I’ll never just eat one thing and stop. I will go through packaged cakes and cookies and toast with butter and Pop-tarts. Or I’ll eat almost a whole box of sugar cereal in one sitting, refilling the bowl again and again till the roof of my mouth is like sandpaper. It’s horrible!
Just this morning I received an email from a kind reader who shared that she is using Saffron Extract for grazing and compulsive overeating. She said she feels great just 2 weeks in. I looked up Saffron Extract had myself a little educational experience. Saffron in all natural and is recommended by Dr. Oz, who I just love.
Compulsive behaviors such as overeating can stem from low levels of serotonin, one of the body’s primary mood regulators.
Low serotonin levels trigger depression and anxiety. Go figure.
Saffron Extract is a natural spice that stops your urge to overeat.
According to Dr Oz, taking saffron extract supplement has the same mood enhancing benefits as eating carbs – which is what most people reach for when they binge on food or eat emotionally. He states that it gives you a sense of relief- the same sense of relief you get after you eat carbs.
He also states that since the supplement triggers the hormones that calm the overexcited mood, this blocks the compulsion to reach for the food in the first place.
Here are some reviews for it on Amazon:
I heard about pure saffron extract on the Dr. Oz show and all I can say is wow. If you are an emotional eater than saffron extract is something that you should definitely try. One of the benefits that I hadn’t counted on is that it also has improved my mood. It’s so easy, I don’t know why you wouldn’t try it.
Sugar and snacks between meals was my beast; this Saffron Extract helped me to curb my cravings for both and get my diet on track. I stopped eating little snacks between meals, my portion sizes have decreased, and my emotional eating has dropped off completely. My energy levels are way up and I feel stronger and ready to take on my day.
So a great big thank you for the recommendation from my reader, Katherine. I just ordered Pure Saffron Extract from Amazon, I can’t wait to try it. I just love when my readers share such great tips like this! 🙂
I’m really looking forward to using this. My stress eating is somewhat legendary in my family. I can eat more than people twice my size. Emotional eating is just something I have always done, especially when tired, stressed or overwhelmed. Now that I’m middle aged I can’t just ignore the health risks. So I’m thankful for a natural solution to overeating.
I wish you peace,