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CBT, Anxiety & Food

Have you ever been advised by your GP to go for CBT?

If yes, that is a common practice. CBT is a quite popular prescription by many doctors especially when the patient is diagnosed with anxiety. There is some empirical evidence that supports the belief that CBT is effective in challenging anxious behaviors and beliefs.

Let us look at this deeper. Anxiety means Fear. A person who is anxious (diagnosed or not diagnosed) is always fearful of something going wrong, losing self-control, negative assumptions (situations, people, and self) and often going into worst-case scenario imagination.

CBT means Cognitive Behavior Therapy which encourages the anxious person to think rationally. A person struggling with anxiety is stuck in mental patterns of overthinking and overanalyzing which change their feelings, emotions, and behaviors. So CBT-oriented therapist converse in a manner to make person understand how irrational their fears are and how to break this mental pattern in a structured manner.

I am trained in CBT and TF-CBT (Trauma-focused CBT) and I utilize this therapeutic approach almost in every session to a certain extent. But I want to break this myth that CBT can completely transform an anxious mind. Just CBT is not enough!

On the contrary, some people believe that taking anti-anxiety medication will be sufficient. They are looking for short cut for a mental health issue which itself is an unrealistic expectation!

Let us look at anxiety going deeper. “We are products of our past”. Past means:

— Childhood and younger years,

— Traumatic experiences (any event can be traumatic for any person depending on many internal factors),

— Genetic structure which gets influenced by at least past 8 generations from both sides,

— Stress and pressure you have handled so far,

— Learnt behaviors from family, work, spouse, friends, and anyone who was influencing you,

— Your lifestyle so far

— Your eating, drinking, and sleeping habits so far

— Your perceptions of the world and relationships around you so far

— Your coping and defense mechanisms so far

Conclusively, You do not become anxious just like that. There have been a lot of things going on in the background and impacting your chemistry, neurology, and mental health whether you recognized it or not.

I always tell my clients, that science has supported the fact that “we are not slaves of our genes”. One can work towards putting these genetic monsters to sleep and build new neuropathways.


If you want to put the anxiety monster to sleep, you would need to make him weak and make yourself stronger than him.

How did you do that?

By focusing on healthy eating, lifestyle habits, and a change of mindset about everything!

That is why, I created the “Smooth Sailing From Emotional Eating” Program. This program is designed to challenge these internal monsters and build healthy eating and lifestyle habits.

Many of us believe that “I eat healthily”. But this belief is coming from reading the manipulated information on Google. Most health industry professionals are aware of and agree with this bitter truth about Google. 

Truthfully, if you are struggling with any health issue (physical and mental), stress, addictive behaviors, procrastination, wishful thinking, and self-sabotage behaviors, you are not eating what your body needs. You are eating what you are familiar with which is negatively impacting your hormones and chemical balance. 

It is no hidden fact that Food primarily impacts our physical and mental health.

The “Smooth Sailing From Emotional Eating” program goes beyond changing bad eating habits. It is a customized treatment program that will help you to change your negative mental patterns and guide you to put your internal monsters to sleep using scientific practices and techniques.

The new batch is getting started. Book a 30-minute free consultation to explore if this program is the right fit for you!

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