Do you feel like you have a never-ending battle with the scale? Are you tired of gaining weight that stays with you forever... the cause of your weight gain might be emotional overeating.
What is emotional overeating?
Emotional overeating is a complex topic, but it has essential elements that are easy to recognise.
Emotional overeating is defined as disordered eating that is characterised by the compulsion to eat even if you’re full. It tends to be a response to negative emotions or thoughts. It’s also seen as a coping strategy for those who are under stress or who have suffered abuse.
Food often provides comfort for emotional eaters. But the comfort is only temporary! Emotional overeating can sabotage your diet and weight-loss goals. It can also negatively affect your health.
Luckily, there are easy steps you can take today to stop emotional overeating!
Try these strategies:
1. Figure out your triggers.
In many cases, emotional overeating is triggered by an event, thought, or feeling.
If you can figure out your triggers, then it will be easier to take control of them and stop them from encouraging you to overeat.
The most common triggers are stress and negative emotions. Other triggers can be difficult days at work, fights with your family or spouse, and issues with friends or coworkers.