So much focus in our society is placed on food, dieting and eating habits. It’s important to understand how we eat and to recognise when our eating behaviour might be unhealthy. Our relationship with food is so much more than hunger and cravings – it can easily affect our self-esteem and emotional wellbeing. 

Based in Harley Street and High Street Kensington, Fiona Lamb specialises in helping her clients navigate anxiety, emotional eating, and addictions, by using a variety of bespoke hypnotherapeutic treatments. Here, she illuminates five signs you might have an unhealthy relationship with food. 

1. You think about food all of the time – food is meant to fuel us. If you think about it too much, it takes away precious time and energy, which could be spent more productively. When we are unhappy, thinking about food can be a way of avoiding the real issue. 

2. You define yourself by your weight – if your mood is dependent on what the scales say, then there is a good chance you are focusing on it too much. The number on a scale is just your pull on gravity and is no reflection on who you are or what you’re worth as a person. 

3. You think food is the enemy – you shouldn’t try to avoid food or stay away from the kitchen; food is meant to nourish our bodies and isn’t harmful. Taking close watch on the type of food you eat can really help your mood, skin, and overall health. Try to eat mood-boosting superfoods like spinach, blueberries, kale and omega-3s each and every day. 

4. You eat when you aren’t hungry – many people turn to food to cope with their emotions – we’ve all seen the movies with people crying whilst eating unhealthy foods. People think food makes them happy or is a comfort in some way, but these emotional attachments are unhealthy and can be detrimental to your body. 

5. You feel guilty whenever you eat – if you tell yourself you can’t have something, you automatically want it more. If you then succumb and eat what you told yourself you couldn’t have, you’ll feel emotional, upset and as though you’ve failed. It’s a lot of emotional energy wasted! Learn to feel relaxed and calm around food, knowing that you are always in control. 

 ABOUT FIONA LAMB HYPNOTHERAPY 

Based in Harley Street and High Street Kensington, Fiona specialises in helping her clients navigate anxiety, emotional eating, and addictions, by using a variety of bespoke hypnotherapeutic treatments which work to get the quickest possible changes for the client. 

Fiona is an accredited and registered member of the General Hypnotherapy Council, which is the leading professional body in the country. Fiona also has membership to the government run Professional Standards Council and adheres to all their codes of conduct and level of development and training. In addition, Fiona is an accredited practitioner and member of the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists. 

 Address: Studio 1, 2 Harley Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 9PA 

www.FionaLamb.com