Emotional overeating: why it happens, and how to deal with it

Here are some tips to help you grasp emotional overeating

Stars Insider

20/09/23 | StarsInsider

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Do you ever race to the pantry whenever you feel down or upset? Don't worry: you're not alone. It's common for people to turn to food for comfort as a way to deal with difficult situations and feelings. It's a response to feelings, known as emotional eating, and everyone does it sometimes. This is because eating triggers the reward system in the brain, which makes us feel better. But while it's natural to have an emotional connection to food, regularly using food as a coping mechanism can be a problem.

So, how should you deal with it? Click through the following gallery to find out exactly that.

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