Stel Coombe Heath Wholesome Lifestyle Project

Stel Coombe Heath Wholesome Lifestyle Project

With year-end functions and the festive season around the corner, there is a lot of anxiety around not binge eating.

My client Mel was in a panic about how she was going to survive the festive season!! There are already so many memes about covid kilo’s and she just felt like she just wanted a stress-free festive season without losing control with food.

Mel felt she already had so many binge episodes during covid, and she just could not face any more disappointment.

I used to feel extremely anxious in December, so many late nights, parties, celebrations and a holiday away from my usual exercise routine.

I would feel very disappointed if I had that extra mince pie when I promised myself not to have any.

The fear of not binge eating often took me away from the amazing experiences the end of the year has to offer. I felt like I could not enjoy myself out of fear that I might lose control or binge eat.

Now that I have control over my eating I know how to stay balanced during the festive season. I have learnt to let go of trying to be so

Here are some ways you can stay in control too.

Don’t skip meals to save calories for later

Hunger is one of the biggest causes of emotional and binge eating, make sure that your snacks are portioned out for the week and bulk cook your lunches so that you are not leaving your food zombie brain time to plant ideas about takeaways. Eat regular meals during the day, even if you have functions in the evenings

Don’t stop moving

No Gym? No Problem, Move your body in ways that feel good

Make time everyday to move your body in the way you love to move. If you love yoga, do yoga out of love for movement but don’t force yourself to run for example if you hate running. (but who wouldn’t love running? Lol only kidding, that’s my runners bias coming out)

Don’t distract yourself from how you are feeling

The end of the year is an emotional time of year and it’s easy to distract ourselves with Netflix, social media, alcohol and food.

Emotional eating is an indication that there is an imbalance in the body or mind, when we approach emotional eating with curiosity instead of frustration, we can start figuring out what our bodies need which means we can eliminate emotional eating

Gratitude is the right attitude:

  • Make a list of all the things you are grateful for when it comes to your body , this can be as small your nose for letting you breathe, your feet for carrying you through life or your mouth for allowing you to taste amazing food
  • Make a list of all the times you did not binge
  • Be grateful for all the amazing memories of 2021


PS. My food and mood journal is the perfect tool to help you tune into the signals your body is sending you. By tracking what you eat and drink, it will help give you insight into how food affects your moods.

It’s an 8-week kick-start to mindful eating to help you identify the triggers that make you want to eat when you are not physically hungry.

It also makes a beautiful gift for anyone who feels out of control with food


Get your copy here