Emotional Eating

Most of us have experienced a time of emotional eating whether it's been because of work, family or a bad break-up.  Knowing the signs and how to deal with those emotions can be a powerful tool not only for weight loss but in your every day life.  

Alternatives to Emotional Eating

If you’re depressed or lonely, call someone who always makes you feel better, play with your dog or cat, or look at a favorite photo or cherished memento.

If you’re anxious, expend your nervous energy by dancing to your favorite song, squeezing a stress ball, or taking a brisk walk.

If you’re exhausted, treat yourself with a hot cup of tea, take a bath, light some scented candles, or wrap yourself in a warm blanket.

If you’re bored, read a good book, watch a comedy show, explore the outdoors, or turn to an activity you enjoy (woodworking, playing the guitar, shooting hoops, scrapbooking, etc.).

Tip #1:  Identify your triggers

Tip #2:  Find other ways to feed your feelings

Tip #3:  Pause when cravings hit

Tip #4:  Support yourself with healthy lifestyle habits