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Many people are in a state of emotional distress due to a situation like boredom, frustration, or being overwhelmed.
Food seems soothing to them in this state of dissociation, causing them to eat mindlessly, something called ‘stress eating’. This is a way to mentally escape or detach from the existing unpleasant situation.
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People have a relationship with food which is often based on their emotional state of mind.
People who lack an empathic person in their lives can remedy their emotional pain by:
Food is a temporary and suboptimal substitute for any emotional requirement. To break this pattern, one can try to express their emotional problems to an empathetic person from one’s inner circle of friends and loved ones.
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