Have you ever come home from a stressful day, grabbed a bag of chips, plopped down on the couch, and later wondered where half the chips went? Stress, sadness, boredom, or other negative feelings can trigger emotional eating for many. But food can’t get issues off your mind or resolve problems — in fact, you’re likely to feel worse after binge eating. If you’re dealing with emotional eating, you’re not alone; it’s estimated to cause 75% of overeating.
Maybe if you feel this is you, you should keep an eye on your eating habits and jot them down — making sure to note how you were feeling when you reached for food. You may start to notice a pattern. Once you pinpoint the reasons you tend to overeat, it’s easier to find healthy solutions. Here are some ideas for managing emotional eating:
•Don’t buy foods you tend to overindulge in
•Call a friend, go do something with someone, something to take your mind off eating
•Exercise when you feel stressed or upset (but don’t over do it)
•Tackle the source of your stress head on (for example, talk to the person who’s causing you anxiety or rearrange your schedule if you’re overloaded)
•Keep healthy snacks (cut veggies, unbuttered popcorn, fruit) on hand for when you need something to munch on.
•Eat the foods you body needs. Vs. what your most mind wants.
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I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!