Most of us have been there. You’ve had a long day at work, you’re feeling stressed out and all you can think about is how much you’d love to just order a pizza or bury your face in a tub of ice cream. Emotional eating is common, but it’s not something that has to control your life.
Here are 5 ways to help manage your emotional eating:
- Identify your triggers – what makes you reach for food when you’re not actually hungry? Make a list of those triggers and get into the habit of identifying the feeling so you can be in tune with your body and what triggers you to turn to emotional eating.
- Find healthy alternatives to emotional eating – exercise, writing, talking to a friend. Sometimes it can be as simple as finding a replacement habit to help with our emotions, as opposed to always turning to food.
- Avoid temptation by keeping unhealthy foods out of the house.
- Stop labelling food. When we refer to foods as good and bad no wonder we feel guilty after eating them! No food is good or bad, its just about understanding some are more nutritional and beneficial for our bodies then others. There is nothing wrong with enjoying the occasional treat, but there is if you walk away with feelings of guilt.
- Be patient and forgiving with yourself – nobody is perfect, and everyone slips up sometimes and that’s ok too.
If you are struggling with emotional eating, don’t worry – you are not alone. By understanding the root causes of your emotional eating and taking steps to address them, you can overcome the challenge and reclaim your health and happiness. We hope these 5 tips help get you started on your journey to freedom from emotional eating.
If you need a little help with your health and fitness hit us up at CoreFit Newcastle and book in your free consult today!Share