CBT for Emotional Eating Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this CBT for Emotional Eating Worksheet?

Emotional eating refers to unhealthy eating habits that one engages in as a coping mechanism to deal with difficult emotions or overcome emotional distress. An individual who consumes food as a means of comforting themselves instead of listening to their hunger cues can potentially damage not just their physical health but mental well being as well. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help such individuals identify and modify their faulty thinking underlying their eating habits and utilise behavioural modification to gradually change for the better. 

How will the worksheet help? 

This worksheet will help clients list down activities that they can perform in place of eating as a means of comfort when faced with unpleasant emotions. It will help them compile a comprehensive list of activities that have worked in the past to distract them from engaging in emotional eating. 

How to use the worksheet?

Use this worksheet after the client has been guided through the process of identifying their triggers and emotions for their eating habits. Instruct them to list down activities that they can do in place of choosing eating as a means of comfort. They can list down activities that have worked for them in the past and new activities that they would want to try. 

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