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10 ways to stop emotional eating

Emotional eating is challenging and can interfere with life in unwanted ways.


Binge eating is a multi-faceted problem and there are usually lots of different things contributing to it. Luckily, this also means that there are lots of different ways that you can stop (or at least minimise) binge eating.

Tips to stop emotional eating


Here are 10 of the simplest and most useful ideas for someone hoping to stop emotional eating.


Therapy

Therapy is the quickest route to overcoming emotional eating. A therapist will help you figure out the underlying causes of your emotional eating and teach you how to overcome these issues.


Meditation

Meditation can help bring awareness and mindfulness into your daily activities. This helps you become aware of emotions - including cravings - and allows you to overcome these feelings rather than have them control you.


Stop the fad diets

Most modern diets are fad diets and aren’t based on facts. Many of these diets just deprive the body of nutrients which leads to food cravings and binge eating down the line.


Eat healthier

Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to make sure you’re supplied with fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.


Self-reflection

Take time to reflect on your emotions, your behaviors, and how these things affect your actions (like eating). Understanding the connections between thoughts, feelings, and actions is necessary if you’re going to stop binge eating.


Find new hobbies

Boredom is a serious trigger for binge eating! Make sure that your time is filled with hobbies and activities that you love and cherish.


Reach out

Reach out to friends and family members for emotional support. If you know anyone else who has struggled with binge eating, connect with them and see what advice they can share. Make use of the Support Group for sure!


Hide your food

While it might be a bit of an extreme measure, it could be worth your time to hide certain foods from yourself if you’re worried about overeating. Alternatively, you could just avoid buying junk food. If you go shopping after eating a large meal, you’ll be less likely to over shop and buy junk food.


Educate yourself

Make sure you understand everything that you can about binge eating and how it affects the mind and body. This makes it easier to understand what’s going on with you, and helps to remove any shame or embarrassment.


Be more mindful

Sometimes we don't realise we are doing it! A perfect example is in the evenings while watching TV. You suddenly look down and you've gone through a whole pack of biscuits. If you're keen for snacks while cozying up to a film, then portion out what you are going to have and leave the rest in the cupboard. Also try and opt for healthier snacks like strawberries and dark chocolate, or make your own popcorn!


Binge eating is a tricky problem to navigate, but there are many tips and tricks that can help you overcome the issue. If you apply these ideas in your life, you’ll surely find that you’re less prone to emotional eating.

 

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