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Healthy living The best way to stop emotional eating

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How to stop emotional eating.

How to stop emotional eating play How to stop emotional eating (Health Zone NG)

Sometimes people eat because they are bored, stressed out, anxious or because it's a way to pass the time.

According to Women's Health experts say that some people can turn to food as a way to cope with emotions when they don't know how to express them.

Eating as a way to cope with emotions is dangerous because:

  • it's an avoidance mechanism of dealing with the heavy emotions.
  • you end up eating unhealthy foods and those which aren't enough to nourish your body.

When eating based on your emotions, you're not eating because you're hungry and you won't stop eating because you're full.

play How to stop stress eating (Fidori.com)

 

To stop feeding your emotions, you need to pay attention to what your body is saying.

Research shows that setting a target number of meals per day reduces the chances of bing eating triggered by feeling stressed out.

Rather than eating because of feelings, write down the feelings and deal with them. Instead of reaching for food, examine what is causing the emotions and find a healthy alternative.

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