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Cure Emotional Eating

By April 26, 2012July 12th, 2020Moods and Hormones, Supplements, Weight Loss

Testimony of the Day

In 2001 I felt like crap! Depression, anxiety, exhaustion, adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, mononucleosis, candida overgrowth, Celiac’s disease, and an abundance of other food sensitivities. All unknown at the time. I just knew I hurt mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, psychologically and I didn’t know why. No one did. I was a full-blown vegan.

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With Maria’s guidance of supplements and staying 100% compliance to her diet, my gut has finally healed, my emotional health completely stabilized, my acne is gone, excess pounds gone, brain fog is gone, tired / fatigue gone. I am a healthy image I longed to be. It took time, persistence, patience, and self-discipline. It has been a journey that has paid off!” Lacy

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cure emotional eating
Everyday I see clients dealing with emotional eating, which leads me to write the book Secrets to Controlling Your Weight Cravings and Mood. Anxiety and depression may be the result of shortages of key brain neurotransmitters, one of which is called GABA, which can be restored naturally. Give the brain the amino acids it needs and feel your mind start to glow again. If you’re one of the millions who suffer from anxiety or depression, the next time you reach for the Valium or Prozac; consider amino acids as a safe alternative. These protein building blocks may be the key to reversing long-standing anxiety and depression.

Mood, behavior, and brain biochemistry are intricately linked. Depression and anxiety may be the result of flawed message-sending in the brain, flawed because key brain chemicals called neurotransmitters are in short supply. They’re short because the body’s amino acid pool, from which they’re made, is itself low (dieters and vegetarians are often lacking certain amino acids). For example, deficiencies in the amino acid GABA are strongly correlated with states of anxiety.

By using a therapeutic dose of GABA you don’t get the serious side effects commonly associated with pharmaceutical medications. These can typically include a decrease in metabolism, blurred vision, increased heart rate, low blood pressure, nausea, headaches, constipation, memory loss, impaired concentration, and brain fog. In contrast, the clinical use of amino acids produces no side effects or health risks and generates better, more lasting healing results.
Dosage Recommendation:
• Up to 500 mg 3 times daily on an empty stomach
• 1 gram before bed can increase human growth hormone

GABA is referred to as the “brain’s natural calming agent”. By inhibiting over-stimulation of the brain, GABA may help promote relaxation and ease nervous tension and increase QUALITY sleep. Click here to find: http://astore.amazon.com/marisnutran05-20/detail/B000G26U7E

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Renee says:

    Thank you very much for this informative post! I knew in my protocol for HCG diet it said Amino Acids were important and to date I haven’t added any. Going to town today and will pick some up:)

  • France says:

    Ah! I’m so glad I searched for this! I am taking 750 mg before bed (on an empty stomach), I’m going to try to do that morning and night (my scoop is 1500 mg, so I use half a scoop, might have to get a different scoop… I found it in bulk)… I find I still eat my emotions at times (mostly when I am stressed with a dash of frustration), but at least now it’s with Maria-Food and not peanut butter on whole wheat bread! ♥

  • Alejandra says:

    I have been suffering from General Anxiety (hypochondria type) for 4 years now and it´s hell. Some times I feel I´m going to loose control, to go crazy. I have had such severe symptoms that it´s scary. My doctor put me on medication but I hate them. So no more medication. I will try the GABA supplements and see if this works. I still have hope, right? It´s been 2 weeks since I´ve switched to this diet and I´m loving it. Specially when finding such a GREAT blog like this one, whith so much helpful info and ideas for cooking. Congrats Maria, you have done an AMAZING job. I hope you keep at it for ever 🙂 I thought I had a “healthy diet” before, with whole foods and exercise, but apparently I was braine washed like everybody else lol.

    Any other ideas for severe anxiety? I whish I can just feel “normal” again and feel “emotionally healthy” as well. Please help 🙁 Thanks again Maria for all that you do in this blog.

    • Low progesterone levels can be a cause also, you should get your levels checked. Low iron also, but get a ferritin test to see if iron is getting into your cells. Also take fish oil and probiotic. To know more for sure I would have to do a health assessment. 🙂

  • Would this book be good for binge eating as well?

  • Brenda says:

    I did an assessment with you a month ago and more days than not have eaten your way. I take your supplements most of the time and over feel good. I have gained weight and cannot kick my depression/emotional eating. You included Gaba on my assessment but only before bed. I was wondering if there were other supplements that could help besides

    • Brenda says:

      the above. I will definitely be increasing the Gaba. Gainjng weight from emotions is making the depression come back. Hopefully I can soon find out what the root cause is after years of being this way when there really isn’t a reason for me to be depressed! Thanks

    • cemmerich says:

      I would say at this point the best thing you can do is get on track with your nutrition. That will help cravings and emotional eating. 🙂

  • Emm says:

    I used to take NOW foods True Calm because GABA alone did not help. Don’t know why it worked better but I was having some severe issues with anxiety & anger for years after my mother died. I will still grab a bottle when I notice any anxieties creeping in. Here is the list of ingredients:
    Niacin (as Niacinamide) 45 mg
    Vitamin B6 (from Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 8 mg
    Magnesium (from Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate) 13 mg
    GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) 200 mg
    Glycine 200 mg
    Taurine 200 mg
    Inositol 100 mg
    Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis) (root) 25 mg

    Hope this helps others!

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