Do you struggle with emotional eating? In today’s episode, Amanda interviews wellness expert Marie Barker to discuss not only what emotional eating is and how we are all emotional creatures who use food for more than just fuel, but also how to help move past it and develop new healthy habits and behaviours. This is a must listen if you have struggled with any type of emotional attachment to food!


In this episode, we cover: 

  • How finding group of like minded women and a  coach is of the keys to success
  • How when Marie found the correlation between physical  health and mental health everything changed
  • How many of us discount the fact that we are emotional creatures
  • The type of emotional eating behaviours Marie sees the most
  • Why it’s so important to just eat food that makes you feel good
  • What questions Marie asks women to see if they have an emotional dependency on food
  • Marie shares an activity she uses with her clients to help work through emotional eating
  • Why it’s so important to be conscious of the words we use
  • Why you should have a funeral for your scale
  • What books Marie recommends to help women who struggle with emotional eating

3 Main Takeaways:

  • If you haven’t changed your mindset, losing weight won’t make you happy
  • There is no secret to being fit and healthy, it’s a daily practice
  • We need to accept the fact that we are emotional creatures and use food for more than fuel and find a way to work through our emotional eating behaviours

About Marie Barker

Marie Barker is an online women’s wellness coach with a passion for ditching the yo-yo diet mentality + getting to the root cause of why we’re really hungry. She’s worked with hundreds of women across Canada and the US and also mentors a team of coaches, known as the Boomerang Babes, to do the same. She is a retired high school English teacher, at home workout junkie + self proclaimed taco aficionado. She can be found sharing her everyday adventures on Instagram @mariebarkerwellness as well as on her blog,

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