Don't eat stress

Don't eat stress
Don't eat stress

But can food control your mood?

Don't eat stress

Many of us try to cope with stress through food. But can food control mood?

How do you deal with anger

If you answered yes to the last three questions, then you can be attributed to an impressive class of so-called "emotional eaters". They try to cope with any stress by eating a huge amount of "delicious" (and often very unhe althy) food. In this matter, they are driven by feelings, not hunger.

According to experts, up to 75% of overeating cases are related precisely to the consequences of such “emotional eating”. In other words, almost all of us eat to calm down and experience comfort. Alas, the positive consequences of such a method of "treatment" do not last very long. In the short term, you will be forgotten for a while. In the long term - you will gain extra pounds, strengthen your feelings of guilt and shame.

How to deal with "emotional eating"? To begin with, it is worth taking a closer look at the food that you eat not because of a feeling of hunger. Try to watch yourself for a week. The process of eating food can be enjoyable, but the main reason for it should be hunger.

The next step is to identify the main causes of your disorders that you are trying unsuccessfully to "seize". For example, your husband called you and said that he was late at work - a very urgent order. You understood everything, hung up the phone, but then you started to get angry. After all, it was on this evening that a cozy family dinner by candlelight was being prepared! A duck is getting cold in the oven, salads are made, a bottle of good wine is bought. And he didn't even bother to give you at least two days' notice that he would be late.

Automatically you start eating whatever you have prepared, including a sea of ​​sweet desserts. Doing this is not worth it. If your body requires some kind of nutrition due to stress, then eat an apple or a carrot. And call a friend - talking is just as therapeutic (maybe more) than food.

Friendly support, and in some cases, meetings with a psychologist, will help you gradually get rid of "emotional eating". The most important thing in this matter is to cultivate self-confidence. Only then will you be able to express your feelings, opinions and preferences boldly and freely, and not try to “eat” them on the sly.

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