The Emotional Eating Remedy

Let's explore emotional eating: What it is, Why we do it, How we can gain control

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"Leaning on food for comfort or to self-soothe is in our biology. What if food is a tool that helps us expand our tolerance for discomfort?"

Our relationship with food is largely influenced by our emotional wellbeing. This course aims to reframe the connection we have between emotions and food. When we hear the term "emotional eating" many people feel shame or embarrassment. But food is inherently emotional. Food provokes many emotional experiences and can often soothe many other difficult emotions that come up for us. This ability/connection can be explained down to a biological and evolutionary level.

Many of us secretly treasure the way that food can help us self-soothe, relax, feel more grounded. Yet our society does not reflect this back to us. Our society demonises so many facets of eating, including emotional eating. This course discusses:

- Why its demonised

- Why it is not our responsibility to feel guilty for emotional eating

- How we can resolve feelings of shame and guilt

- How we can assess our current emotional health and how we can strengthen it

- Why our body feels comfort from food

- How we can support our body (specifically our nervous system) to help sit with uncomfortable feelings

- The different types of hunger

- How to connect with your hunger and fullness cues

What to expect:

  • Video format (with one written resource)
  • No medicalization of bodies (no fatphobia, weight stigma etc)
  • Written and presented using plain language, no academic of scientific language that isn't explained
  • Written and presented through a Health at Every Size lens
  • Prices are in Australian dollars.
  • Lifetime access to this course and any updates

Your Instructor

Hi there!! My name is Maddie (she/her) and I am a registered Nutritionist, educator and currently studying a masters of occupational therapist. I am the founder of Messy Health which has grown from an Instagram account where I share my tips and tricks on nutrition, intuitive eating, binge eating, and more, to a private practice and online school! I have worked in the Australian and American media as a nutrition advisor, and as a researcher in gut health! I currently work as a clinical nutritionist, food behavior specialist and also working in nutrition research.
Messy Health is a company dedicated to creating an educational space for those working on their mental health, healing their relationship with food, feeling peaceful about their body, and taking back joy and pleasure in their life. Through my journey of developing peace around food and my body, coupled with my education in nutrition, food science, and psychotherapy, I have the knowledge and understanding to help facilitate healing around food, body image, the body, and how they all intersect. I also practice through a feminist, social justice, Health At Every Size lens and hold inclusivity and accessibility as a top priority.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.