PODCAST EPISODE

Are You An Emotional Eater?

Weight Loss Mindset

Sep 15 2021 • 6 mins


Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset!

Emotional eating is a trap you should try to free yourself from

It's so difficult to control your weight when emotions drive your eating habits.

It's time to free yourself from emotional eating and begin a healthier more supportive lifestyle.

Have you ever eaten an entire container of something that you didn't even really like? Have you ever found yourself in the kitchen looking for food minutes after you finished eating a meal? Do you automatically seek out food when you're upset or stressed out? These are all signs of emotional eating, which can be causing significant weight gain and problems with your health.

Are You Emotionally Eating?

When you use food to help you feel better or manage stress, you are emotionally eating. Food is meant to satisfy physical hunger and give your body the nutrients it needs to function, and when you eat things that don't meet those needs, you're probably doing it to fill an unmet emotional need, instead.

How Do You Know If It's Physical or Emotional Hunger?

Being able to distinguish between true, physical hunger and the emotional needs that often disguise themselves as hunger is important in learning how to overcome emotional eating. There are some ways that you can tell these two apart if you pay attention.

What Can You Do To Stop Emotional Eating?

Identifying the emotional triggers, lingering social habits, and bad influences can help you to stop your emotional eating habits and learn to listen instead to what your body needs and wants. You also must look for healthier ways to fill psychological voids and deal with stress and emotions that don't involve food.

Learning to eat more mindfully can help you become better attuned to your body so that you disconnect your eating from your feelings.

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