Are You An Emotional Eater?

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Does this sound familiar: “My boss is getting on my last nerve today…I need a juicy burger with cheese fries!” or, “My bills are stressing me out…a piece of chocolate cake has my name on it!”.

Emotional eating is driven by emotions and feelings rather than actual hunger. Oftentimes, the strongest cravings for food happen when we deal with negative emotions like emptiness, stress, boredom, loneliness and anger. You may focus on eating comfort food instead of dealing with a difficult situation.