Do you find yourself craving for food, snacks or dessert when you’re feeling down or otherwise upset? 🍟🍫
Finding comfort in food is common, and it’s part of a practice called emotional eating. 😯🍽
Negative emotions may lead to a feeling of emptiness or an emotional void and food is believed to be a way to fill that void and create a false feeling of “fullness” or temporary wholeness.
Anything from work stress 💼 to financial worries 💸, health issues 🤒 to relationship struggles 👫 may be the root cause of your emotional eating.
Physical and emotional hunger may be easily confused, but there are key differences between the two.
Pay attention to how and when your hunger starts as well as how you feel after eating. 🧘🏻♀️🧘🏻
Emotional hunger is seldom satisfied and they usually feel guilt or shame after eating, leading to a cycle of excess eating and associated issues, like weight gain.
Keeping a log of what you eat and when you eat it may help you identify triggers that lead to emotional eating. 📝✅
These information are useful for behavioural and NLP practitioners to help you drastically reduce emotional or any other forms of unhealthy eating.