How to Stop Emotional Eating

Are you an emotional eater? If you eat when you are stressed, sad, depressed, bored, anxious or at any time due to the emotions you are feeling, here are some ways you can break that negative cycle.

  • If you’re feeling low or lonely, pick up your phone and call someone who always puts a smile on your face. Or get in touch with a friend you haven’t seen for a while and arrange to see them. It’s good to talk to people, especially those who care about you.

  • If you are feeling anxious or stressed, reduce that negative energy by dancing to your favourite song, going for a walk, running yourself a nice hot bath and relaxing in it, or doing something else that you know will cheer you up. 

  • If you are bored, do something you will enjoy: watch a film, catch up on a TV series you’ve been meaning to see, go for a walk and explore the outdoor, or maybe take up a new hobby where you may also meet new people.

There are so many things you could do instead of eating. Understanding what makes you emotionally eat if the first step. Then try some of the tips above and see how they help. If you find that you need to talk to someone or require a helping hand, hypnotherapy or counselling could help. Don’t be afraid to seek help if you need it.

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