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TIPS TO STOP EMOTIONAL EATING

MORE TIPS TO STOP EMOTIONAL EATING, PART IV

Most emotional eaters are powerless over food craving; when cravings hit, it is all what they can think about. You feel strong tension that demands eating at the moment. Because you have tried to resist it before and failed, you think that you do not have enough willpower, but the truth is you have more power than you think. Emotional eating tends to be mindless and automatic; before you realize it you find yourself reaching for a pint of ice cream. But if you take a moment to pause and think when you are hit with this urge, you give yourself a chance to act differently. You need to put off eating for 5 minutes, and while you are waiting, …

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STOP EMOTIONAL EATING

MORE ON HOW TO STOP EMOTIONAL EATING, PART III

The first step to stop emotional eating is to identify the triggers – the feelings, places or situations that make you turn for the comfort of food. Emotional eating is not only linked to unpleasant feelings, but it can also be triggered by positive ones such as celebrating a happy event or rewarding yourself for achieving a goal. We discussed earlier the main causes for emotional eating, including stress, boredom or childhood habits. Another common cause is social influences – you may overeat in social situation because your friends or family members encourage you to do so and you find yourself go along with the group. It is recommended to keep a diary of your emotional eating. Every time you …

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EMOTIONAL EATING & HOW TO STOP IT

MORE ABOUT EMOTIONAL EATING & HOW TO STOP IT, PART II

In continuation to the difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger: – With emotional hunger, you keep wanting more and more and it is not satisfied until you are uncomfortably stuffed. On the other hand, with physical hunger, you feel satisfied when you are full and it does not need to be stuffed. – With emotional hunger, you crave certain foods, as you are focused on specific smells and tastes, and it triggers feelings of powerlessness and guilt, but physical eating does not make you feel bad about yourself. The common causes of emotional eating are as follows: – Stress – have you ever noticed how stress makes you hungry? When your stress is chronic, it leads to high levels …

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EMOTIONAL EATING & HOW TO QUIT IT

INSIGHT INTO EMOTIONAL EATING & HOW TO QUIT IT

Actually, we do not always eat because we are hungry; we also resort to food for stress relief and comfort, but unluckily emotional eating does not solve emotional problems. Usually, it makes you feel worse, as you feel guilty for overeating while the original emotional issue remains. To recognize emotional eating triggers is the first step to liberation from compulsive overeating and food cravings. If you dive into a pint of ice cream when you are depressed or if you make room for desert even though you are already full, then you are experiencing emotional eating. Using food from time to time for celebration or as a reward is not necessarily a bad thing. However, when you think of eating …

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How to Bring Emotional Eating to an End

How to Bring Emotional Eating to an End

When hunger is not the only factor that drives you to eat, and you are driven by your emotions towards eating, you are faced with a problem. Emotional eating is one of the leading causes of gaining weight; especially because emotional food is usually composed of junk food filled with sugar and lipids. It is possible to stop this health threatening habit with the following steps: 1. Keep a Food Journal Different people have different reasons for emotional eating. Reasons include social and situational motivators like gatherings and food advertisements; emotional reactions to anger, loneliness or a negative self-image; and physiological reasons like becoming really hungry by missing a meal. Track your reasons by using a food journal. Knowing the …

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