Life Skills Unlimited
Lisa H. Lang, Ph.D.


110 Red Oak Lane
Flower Mound, TX 75028
972-724-0748


Thoughts lead to
Feelings lead to
Behavior




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Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Emotional Eating vs using Food as Fuel

Weight gain is a common problem for many of us. Let’s look at

some of the reasons we allow ourselves to eat unhealthy-—amounts

and types of food.

Common excuses are: it was party time, everyone else was eating

so much, it was a holiday, I did not want to hurt their feelings

by eating so little, I’ve worked so hard and I deserve to have

this, etc….. Rarely do we hear anyone saying they are eating

because they are angry, afraid, sad or hurt: emotional eating.

Emotional eating is an attempt to hide other feelings or to

compensate for something painful in our lives. Emotional eating

is very common. Pay Attention and ask yourself: am I eating

faster and faster; am I eating foods that I know are harmful for

me and then I go away feeling guilty; am I eating so much that I

feel miserable when I leave the table? These are all questions

that involve emotional eating.

Now, let’s consider this reality: Anger, fear, sad and hurt

tend to be tied together in some way. For example: Show me the

level of your anger and I will tell you the depth of your fear--

sandwiched in between is guilt. These emotions are very

powerful. Ask: What am I telling myself that is creating this

feeling at this moment in time? Think about: WHO do you eat

with? WHAT do you eat? WHEN do you eat? WHERE do you eat?

HOW do you eat?

REMEMBER: Cognitive-Behavioral = My Thoughts – lead to my

feeling – lead to my outward Behaviors. Thoughts are

behaviors/actions; therefore, you have the power to change your

thoughts and use them to problem solve vs making excuses. Then

your outward behaviors/actions will be different and healthier.

Remember: You get to make this CHOICE.

THOUGHTS lead to feeling lead to BEHAVIORS.

YOU DECIDE…

Call: 972-724-0748
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Life Skills Unlimited
110 Red Oak Lane
Flower Mound, TX 75028
972-724-0748


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Lisa H. Lang Ph.D. is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) & marriage and family therapist (LMFT) located in Flower Mound, TX with over 25 years’ experience. She is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and life coach offering psychotherapy, hypnosis, and other solutions to those seeking counseling. Dr. Lang is conveniently located to residents of Flower Mound, Argyle, Carrollton, Coppell, Corinth, Denton, Grapevine, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas, Lewisville, Little Elm, Southlake, The Colony and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

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