Emotional Eating

Beautiful Young Woman choosing between Fruits and SweetsAre you struggling with weight loss? Chances are, you’re an emotional eater, a mental health problem that affects many people. Many times weight loss is thwarted because some people use food as a drug to help them overcome stress and unhappiness.

Comfort foods such as starches, sugars, and fats release chemical changes in our bloodstream that become opioids to our brains creating a calming and soothing effect. That’s why you may temporarily feel better after eating a large bowl of ice cream or a bag of BBQ potato chips. However, this is self-defeating if you are trying to lose excess weight. There are healthier ways to reward or soothe yourself besides food.

Get help. Emotional Eating is treatable with psychotherapy, counseling, and medications.

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