Why And How To Manage Emotional Overeating

Causes Of Emotional Eating?

About anything can cause emotional eating. Stress, interpersonal troubles, and emotional instability are major triggers.

Dietary Restrictions Can Also Cause It

Dieters and restrictive eaters are more likely to emotionally eat.

An Automatic Action

Emotional eating is frequently automatic. More often food is used to cope, the habit grows.

Is Emotional Eating Disordered? 

In itself, emotional eating isn't an eating disorder. It may indicate disturbed eating, which can progress to an eating disorder.

You Can Still Get Help

Help is available without an eating disorder diagnosis. Everyone should have a good food relationship.

Get To The Cause

Short-term difficulties include a terrible day at work or a quarrel with your partner. However, larger factors can cause emotional eating. Prolonged stress, anger, and depression are examples.

Ask Why You Eat

When approaching a vending machine or pantry, ask yourself if you're hungry. Becoming more conscious of your hunger can help you nibble less and make healthier decisions.

Make An Emotion Diary

Better to understand your habits. Keep track of times you eat without being hungry. Note what happened, how you felt, and what emotions arose while eating.

Try Other Coping Methods

Consider how to regulate your emotions after learning what causes you to emotionally eat. Painting or walking can help you pass the time.

Move Around

Exercise helps reduce tension and anxiety. It also helps manage emotional eating triggers. The workout needn't be intense.