Put a stop to emotional eating

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Put a stop to emotional eating

04th Aug 2014

We don’t always eat simply to satisfy hunger. If we did, no one would be overweight. All too often, we turn to food for comfort and stress relief. When this happens, we frequently pack on pounds.

Do you reach for a snack while watching TV?
Do you eat when you’re stressed or bored?
When you’re lonely?
Or to reward yourself?

Recognising your emotional eating triggers can make all the difference in your weight loss efforts:

If you eat when you’re stressed, find healthier ways to calm yourself. Try exercise, yoga, meditation, or soaking in a hot bath.

If you eat when you’re feeling low on energy, find other mid-afternoon pick-me-ups. Try walking around the block, listening to energising music, or taking a short nap.

If you eat when you’re lonely or bored, reach out to others instead of reaching for the fridge. Call a friend who makes you laugh, take your dog for a walk, or be a good neighbour and take their dog out. Go out in public (to the library, down the road, or park—anywhere there’s people).

Anthony Ord - Inspiring Fitness Personal Trainer