Conquer Emotional Eating

Emotions can be powerful forces that drive eating. They can take the shape of thoughtless, impulsive, binge eating, or numb feelings, or an intentional distraction from conflict, boredom or pain. Emotional eating often results in an unhealthy eating cycle of negative emotions and overeating, or eating unhealthy foods. To control emotional eating, find healthy ways to manage stress, keep a food diary to reveal patterns, get support, avoid boredom, keep your home/work/car free of unhealthy comfort foods, eat six small healthy meals/snacks, enjoy no-added-sugar treats on occasion, and learn from set-backs. Don’t hesitate to seek professional help, if needed, to find the motivations behind your emotional eating and to learn new coping skills.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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