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By Rachel Friedman
Emotional Eating is one of the number one reasons why we can't lose unnecessary physical and emotional pounds. Pounds that are weighing us down from living the life we deserve. Living free from emotional eating will not just help you lose weight physically but also mentally. The tools that Rachel will teach you in this podcast will benefit all areas of your life. Giving you a new sense of freedom and energy to live from.
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Processing Emotions


Processing Emotions


Do you trust yourself? Seems like a pretty obvious answer to most.   But really do you? Most people deep down in their core don’t trust themself.   Honestly, they shouldn’t because they don’t follow through with what they are going to do for themself. For example, do you tell yourself I am going to meditate and self-coach every morning, and  do it at best 2 days a week? Or that you are going to read every night and you end up just watching netflix and pass out? Seems like not a big deal right? But. . . It is.  When you don’t follow through for yourself, you break down your ability to trust yourself for the bigger things. So when you want to lose weight or start that new business you don't’ trust yourself that you’ll be able to. Self-trust is key in creating any result in your life. A healthy body. A calm life. A business without overwhelm. A home without yelling and screaming. A relationship filled with love and ease. Ready to uplevel your life?  Set up your free 1:1 mini session to get started.  Click here. Download my free workbook from Chaos to Calm.
December 1, 2020
Do you find yourself in the pantry, the freezer, or grabbing a glass of wine everyday around 4 pm? You know it’s not good for you, but it also feels like the only option when you are so worn out from your day.  You deserve it right? Deep down you really want to stop, because you know it’s not helping in your cause to take off those last 10 pounds. In the coaching world, we talk about this as buffering.  Using a false pleasure to feel different then you currently do. It’s a fabulous avoidance tactic.  Except in the long run. It doesn’t foster wellbeing. It keeps us from fully experiencing what we are capable of. The solution is to stop.  To give up the false pleasures.  To instead allow all the feelings. Download my new Free Guide Chaos to Calm.  Click here. Ready to take this work to the next level?  Schedule your free mini session with Rachel today.  Click here.
November 24, 2020
Decision Dominance
The holidays are filled with decisions to be made.  If you are anything like me or old me, this can feel quite exhausting and overwhelming. Leaving you to procrastinate.  Causing a shit ton of anxiety. Making decisions wasn’t always easy for me.  I used to agonize over them.  It would keep me up at night and distract me from getting any real work done, and leave me without any energy for my own self care. When I started coaching I knew this was something that needed to be addressed.   So I went to work on it. Today I still practice this work all the f’ing time. In today’s episode I am going to give you a peek into the concept of, Decisions Dominance” that I created to help me make decisions.  So if you are struggling with making decisions right now or ever, this episode is for you. Sign up for my FREE 3 day virtual workshop The Holiday Tool Box.  3 days of tools to help you manage the holiday stress.  Click here to register. Book a free mini session to learn more about working with Rachel to overcome your anxiety & emotional eating.  Click here.
November 17, 2020
Fearing Hunger
If I let myself get hungry I’ll eat everything in sight.  Yup, you are probably going to eat yourself into a coma right? Sounds ridiculous but it’s so often what our brains are telling us. The craziest part is you believe your brain. Why doesn’t your brain only want what’s best for you? Unfortunately not always. Your brain wants to keep you safe and comfortable. So when you are feeling hungry you are most likely also uncomfortable.  So you avoid it. You pick up the excuses you have heard from others like, overeating happens because you let yourself get too hungry.  So then you avoid it at all costs. It’s actually not true. I know for a fact every year on Yom Kippur I fast for about 24 hours and when I start eating, I don’t eat till I’m sick or till I’m in a coma. Why? Because I know how to stop when I’m full.  Actually I usually eat less because my stomach fills up quicker. The key is learning how to stop fearing hunger as the big bad scary wolf and learning how to eat til you're full and becoming more mindful of how you feel. The other part is to fully understand all the bs that your mind is going to serve up in the process and how to deal with it. In today’s podcast I am going to talk all about why there is no need to fear hunger and why it might be stalling your progress. Schedule your free mini session with Rachel today.  Click here.
November 10, 2020
Your Big Why
Have you ever contemplated why you want to lose weight or why you want to stop feeling anxious all the time? A lot of the time people will come to me and say because they want to feel more comfortable. But, what does that really mean?  Is that going to be enough to keep you out of the pantry after a really shitty day? Or is that alone going to keep you from yelling at your spouse when he’s not helping you?  Or keep you waking up early to mediate when you didn’t sleep well? Having a super powerful why is key if you want to lose the weight, stop yelling at everyone, feel less overwhelmed, and feel motivated on a daily basis. In today’s episode I am going to share my why and teach you an exercise that’s going to help you create your big why. Schedule a free 1:1 mini session with Rachel today.  Click here.
November 3, 2020
Processing Emotions
Processing emotions, does that sound scary or complicated? I used to think that because I didn’t understand what it really meant. Here’s my interpretation: Allowing a feeling to be in your body without resisting, avoiding or reacting. Just noticing it. Seems so simple right? It actually can be simple.  However I wouldn’t say it’s always easy. Choosing to feel discomfort goes against everything our primitive brains are wired for.  So, we don’t choose it, even though it is required to live a fully free life. Ironic right? If we want to be free, we have to do the exact opposite of what our brains want us to do.  We have to choose discomfort, avoid pleasure in the moment, and be willing to face fear. Our world has evolved since primitive time, so what was best for us then, isn’t necessarily best for us now. Today’s episode is all about processing pain so you can live free.  Which doesn’t mean happy all the time.  It just means living the human experience, feeling all the good and the bad.  Remember if we were happy all the time we wouldn’t even know it because we would have nothing to compare it to. Book your free 1:1 mini session click here.
October 27, 2020
Friending Anxiety
Have you ever considered that you're meant to have a certain level of anxiety in your life? Maybe even 50%? In primitive times we lived in a constant state of fight or flight.  It was how we evolved.  It’s why we are here today. What if this is true for you now too? That learning to manage your anxiety is how you will evolve. If having anxiety isn’t a problem, what would be different for you? For your life? Your health? In today’s episode I am going to dive into anxiety and talk about different ways to manage it. As we learn to feel in control over our anxiety we feel more in control over our emotional eating. Whether you emotionally eat or not, if you experience anxiety today’s episode is for you.
October 20, 2020
Creating Your Fail Plan
Do you have a fail plan? You know a plan of what you will say to yourself if you mess up. Or are you just letting your default brain serve up some thoughts??? If you're letting your default brain serve up thoughts, likely it’s just choosing thoughts to keep you comfortable. Comfortable thoughts aren’t likely going to get you closer to your goal.  Because often they sound something like this: Fuck I did it again.  It was inevitable that I would fail. The only reason this thought is comfortable is because you have said it so many times to yourself. Likely it’s not serving you. You’re going to need a thought like, “I’m a human and I slipped up, and it’s okay I’m learning.” Notice how different the two thoughts feel in your body. Listen in to learn more. Download Rachel's Free Quickstart Guide to Stop Emotional Eating. Click Here. Set up a FREE mini session to learn more about working with Rachel.  Click Here.
October 13, 2020
Facts vs Story
Fact don't hurt us, they create now drama in our lives.  However the stories we tell ourselves often do.  In today's episode Rachel is going to help you understand how to separate the facts from the story to help you manage your emotions so you won't emotionally eat.   Sign up for a free dream session with Rachel today. Click here. Download Rachel's QuickStart Guide To Stop Emotional Eating today.  Click here.
October 6, 2020
Being An Emotional Adult
Are you living as an emotional adult or an emotional child?  In this episode Rachel will help you understand the difference between these two concepts and why it's essential for us to become emotional adults if we want to stop emotional eating. and live a life that is free.  When we become emotional adults we gain all our power back, when we are living as emotional children we blame others for how we feel and respond. This episode is sure to open your eyes to a new way of looking at your patterns and habit. Get your free copy of Rachel's Quickstart Guide to Emotional Eating.  Click here. Sign up for a FREE mini session today to start working towards freeing yourself from emotional eating.  Click here.
September 29, 2020
Breaking Diet Mindset
Have you ever wondered why your diets keeping failing?  Diet's teach us to restrict ourselves, that there are good and bad foods, and that we can not be trusted.  That others no better than us what's best for us.  Undoing diet mindset is one of the key principles in overcoming emotional eating.  Learning to trust ourselves, understanding hunger and fullness, instead of restriction. In today's episode Rachel will help you understand why diet mindset may be sabotaging your goals and the steps to begin giving it up. Download your free Quickstart Guide to Stop Emotional Eating.  Click here. Book a Free Mini Session with Rachel today. Click here.
September 21, 2020
Urges are just feelings in our bodies that happen from the sentences in our brains.  We have wired our bodies to feel a desire for something from thinking certain thoughts over and over. Rachel takes you in this episode into understanding urges and how to stop succumbing to them.  Her four step simple process is easy to follow and will get you started today. Download a free copy of her Quickstart Guide to Stop Emotional Eating.  Click here. Set up your free 1:1 mini session to learn more about working with Rachel.  Click here.
September 14, 2020
Building Awareness
One of the key steps in overcoming emotional eating is to begin to build your awareness muscles.  In the is episode Rachel will talk about how to begin building your awareness muscles around food and eating.  As you turn on the lights you awaken yourself to what is possible for yourself and your life. Need some more help building your awareness muscle?  Schedule your free 1:1 mini session with Rachel today. Download Rachel's free Quickstart Guide Stop Emotional Eating.
September 7, 2020
Your brain and emotional eating
In this episode I am going to teach you all about your brain and the role it's playing with emotional eating.  Understanding the functions of the higher and lower brain helps us understand why it often feels like our urges our out of our control.  In this episode I will also give you a few secrets to  start you on your journey to overcoming emotional eating. Download my free Quickstart Guide to Overcoming Emotional Eating here. Set up your free mini session to get you taking the first steps towards breaking free from emotional eating.  Click here.
August 31, 2020
Welcome to Freedom from Emotional Eating.  IT’s time to stop using food to manage your emotions, to end the endless obsession with dieting, to overcome binging and start to use food to as fuel for your body for health and vitality.  I’m going to give you simple  tools and insights to help you manage your stress, to stop succumbing to urges, and to help you feel 100% in control over your eating.  My name is Rachel Friedman and I too am a recovering emotional eater.  I am here to help you see there is another way, and freedom comes with it. Download my free Quickstart Guide Set up your free mini session to get started.
August 26, 2020
Why We Emotionally Eat
Do you often wonder why you feel like you have no control around food, or why you feel so much better when you eat? Join Rachel today as she explains to you a super simple way why we emotionally eat and what you can do to begin the process of breaking this habit. Rachel has a MSW from NYU in clinical Social Work.  She is a licensed therapist, LIfe and Weight Loss Coach, Yoga Teacher, and Mom to 5 amazing kids.  She is super excited to share with you all her knowledge and expertise from years of emotionally eating herself and how she overcame it. To learn more about how to work with Rachel visit her at  To download her free guide Quickstart Guide to Stop Emotional Eating click here.
August 24, 2020