Emotional eating is simply consuming food in copious amounts as a response to feelings other than hunger. If not checked, this obedience to the urge to eat more than you need, is a sure-fire way to gain weight.
It’s been statistically proven that 4 out of every 10 people, eat to alter their moods.
This is some real high stats.
TRIGGERS OF EMOTIONAL EATING
• Relaxing and turning out in front of the tv.
• ANHEDONIA- a form of boredom that is difficult to satisfy and it often leads to overeating.
• Comfort from a bad day or escape from an emotional setback.
• Sadness can be easily mistaken for hunger, since food triggers chemical reactions in the brain linked to mood.
AN EXTENSION OF THIS IS:
Increase in blood pressure
You can get back in control of your emotional eating. The surprising part is, it’s not really about food at all
TRY OUT THE FOLLOWING QUICK STEPS FOR A SURE-FIRE WAY TO GAINING BACK CONTROL:
1. Ask yourself if that feeling you have is really hunger.
2. Don’t skip your meals -have a proper breakfast, lunch, and dinner regimen.
3 .Keep snacks and munchies away from your refrigerator and if you must, snack on healthy options such as Carrots or a handful of nuts.
4. Never grocery shop while hungry. You will buy everything!
5. Make a list of what is stressing you and make a plan to take control of the situation
6. If you cannot change the situation Please see a counselor.
7. Exchange your bad habits with healthy
ones like doing physical activities.
– COACH UZOMA TOSAN MBAEGBU