Emotional Eating 101: What is Emotional Eating?

Frustrated with losing weight? Tired of the yo-yo dieting weight-loss-weight-gain cycle? If diets haven’t worked for you, you may be struggling with emotional eating. It’s been estimated that over 75% of overeating has emotional roots behind it. So what is emotional overeating anyway? Emotional over eaters eat to avoid or stuff down uncomfortable feelings. They eat to cope with life. They eat for reasons other than physical hunger and the nourishment of their body. Emotional over eating comes in many forms. You could be eating because you’re: angry depressed scared anxious bored tired hurt lonely discouraged Some people even...

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