Food cravings emergency plan
The emergency cravings body scan
Acknowledge the feeling, sit down and take 5 deep slow breaths, in and out, feel your heart beat slow down.
Now you are going to scan your body, starting at your head and slowly working your way down through your body. As you do, notice how each area in your body feels- it is important not to judge the sensations, but simply notice.
Write down any observations you made. Did you notice any sensations within your body that are causing you discomfort? Can you identify if the sensation is caused by an emotion or hunger or something else?
From your observations, is there anything else your body might need right now?
Now, when you feel calm and connected to your body, consider again your food craving. How would that food feel in your body right now?
If food is what you need, prepare the food mindfully and sit down without distractions to eat the food. Know that the food is not restricted and you are allowed to eat it again whenever you like. Tune into the flavours and how it feels when you eat it. Enjoy the eating experience.
Written by Emma Townsin, Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor
Emma is the founder of Food Life Freedom and the host of the Food & Life Freedom Podcast. For personalised support to stop stressing over health and heal your relationship with food and your body, learn how you can fast track your way food and life freedom.
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