We all love food, but for some of us, food becomes a coping mechanism to deal with emotions.
When this happens occasionally is totally fine, but if this behavior becomes your default mode or simply takes over your life when you are stressed, then action is needed.
Emotional eating is defined as eating when you are not hungry or eating when you are already full, and it is characterized by using food to deal with difficult emotions like stress, anxiety, or boredom.
control or deprivation is not the answer
When you feel out of control with food, the more intuitive response is to try to use willpower to control it, or to “compensate” for it restricting food the next day, or skipping a meal.
And while this may sound like a good idea, it usually backfires, leading to more binges and a yo-yo attitude to food and dieting.
If no actions are taken, emotional eating can create a cycle of frustration and guilt that can affect both your emotional and physical health.
It can affect your health
Habitual emotional or binge eating, can lead to weight gain, and affect your hormonal, metabolic and gut health.
But before you stressed about it, I would like to tell you that emotional eating can be beaten with a full mind-body approach and without deprivation.
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