If you listen to my podcast, you’ve heard me discuss the idea that thoughts drive emotions, actions and inevitably results. When it comes to the action of eating, our desire for food is always driven by these same thoughts and emotions. Emotional eating isn’t always the Bridget Jones’ Diary image of a recently dumped and alone woman eating a gallon of chocolate ice cream. While these extreme emotions do drive overeating, often more subdued emotions like boredom or irritation cause us to eat. Additionally, we often tie food to positive emotions associated with dating, celebrations, and family. During this podcast, I discuss my definition of emotional eating and present strategies to stop eating emotionally so you can live a naturally healthy life free from type 2 diabetes.