130: Tricia Nelson on Ending Emotional Eating and Healing Your Hunger

Oct 12

Tricia Nelson is an internationally acclaimed author, transformational speaker, and Emotional Eating Expert. She lost fifty pounds by identifying and healing the underlying causes of her emotional eating. She has spent over thirty years researching the hidden causes of the addictive personality.

Tricia is the author of the #1 bestselling book, Heal Your Hunger, 7 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating Now. She also certifies health coaches so they can get better results, referrals and revenue by helping their clients overcome emotional eating.

Tricia is the host of the popular podcast, The Heal Your Hunger Show and is a highly regarded speaker. She has been featured on NBC, CBS, KTLA, FOX and Discovery Health.

Tricia’s own struggles began in early childhood, where she attempted to cope with life’s stresses and emotional pain by overeating and using other destructive behaviors. After years of exhausting 12-step programs, therapy and self-help books, to no avail, Tricia finally hit a spiritual and emotional bottom.

Tricia attended Amherst College and began her career working at the Seattle Art Museum. While in Seattle she began working with a spiritual healer who helped her create a lifestyle of positive self-care, self-love and improved self-esteem. Tricia was able to stop drinking and overeating and has maintained a fifty-pound weight loss for over 30 years now.

In this episode, Tricia Nelson talks about:

  • Tricia’s personal journey with emotional eating
  • “Fat Head”
  • Out there ideas of how to lose weight
  • Healing hunger to lose 50 pounds
  • Peaceful relationship with food
  • Food freedom
  • The spectrum of emotional eating
  • Feeling the weight struggle in any sized body
  • Heal Your Hunger online quiz
  • Having an emotional balance with food
  • Addressing emotional attachments with food
  • Emotional eating vs food addiction
  • Consequences of obesity as we age – physically, emotionally, spiritually
  • Characteristics of emotionally eating
  • Numbing effects of food
  • PEP test
  • Food to cover pain
  • Eating to escape worries and fear
  • Food as punishment
  • Emotional eaters are highly sensitive
  • Types of food that indicate emotional eating
  • Food as a companion
  • Habits that make up an emotional eater
  • Nonjudgemental meditation
  • Getting support to face scary feelings
  • Why diets fail
  • Food as a symptom
  • Working with Tricia
  • Healing in a community

Featured Guest

Tricia Nelson


Tricia’s Website

About the Author

Kate Jaramillo: Creator of Ketogenic Living 101, 102, Straight-Up Wellness & Keto Living Coach Certification. Wellness Advocate & Badass.