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These Stress-Relieving Techniques Can Stop Emotional Eating

These Stress-Relieving Techniques Can Stop Emotional Eating

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Awareness Is Key

Emotional eating is sometimes called "mindless eating" because we often don't think about what we're doing and let our unconscious habits or drives take over.

Become aware of why you're eating when you eat. Maintain a food journal. If you ha...

When you’re under stress, your body is likely producing higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that tends to make people crave sweet and salty food—the stuff that’s generally not goo...

Many people use food to deal with uncomfortable emotions like anger, frustration, and fear. There are healthier ways to cope with emotions:

  • Talking to a friend.
  • Journaling: When you feel like reaching for unhealthy food, reach...

If you’re using food to muffle your feelings in a difficult relationship, try assertiveness instead. 

If food is your only treat at a job you hate, try techniques for finding

Mindfulness, the act of being present and aware, can help people get out of the habit of acting on their cravings without thinking.

Mindfulness exercises are simple to learn and wonderful for promoting resilience to stress in general, so you really can't lose.

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If these techniques don’t completely eliminate your emotional eating urges, go ahead and indulge—but use healthier fare. 

Munch on veggies or healthy snacks instead of chips; savor one small piece of dark chocolate instead of binging on a whole chocolate muffin fro...

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