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Emotional Eating

Posted on: March 20, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Emotional eating is using food to make yourself feel better. Several factors contribute to over indulging in food when you are depressed, lonely, stressed, or sad.

Emotional eating can make you feel worse and lead to unhealthy eating habits. But you can gain control of emotional eating by acknowledging and being conscious of your actions. Be aware of the triggers that prompt you to reach for food, only to satisfy your current state of emotions. Also, look for alternatives. Fill your feelings with positive activities that will eventually develop into healthy habits.

Triggers:

  • Relationship conflicts
  • Work stress
  • Fatigue
  • Financial pressures
  • Health problems

Avoid emotional eating by: 

  • Keep a food diary
  • Tame your stress
  • Have a hunger reality check
  • Get support
  • Fight boredom

Read more about tips to control your cravings when emotional eating sets in!

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