What Emotions Trigger YOU to Eat?
When we can learn how to deal with our emotions, weight loss and maintenance would be easier to sustain.www.actabit.com/blog/eve-collette/warning-
Learn what emotions can trigger overeating.
According to WebMDHealth, 75% of overeating is caused by emotions. (my guess was 99%)
Situations and emotions that trigger us to eat fall into five main categories.
1. Social. Eating when around other people. For example, excessive eating can result from being encouraged by others to eat; eating to fit in; arguing; or feelings of inadequacy around other people.
2. Emotional. Eating in response to boredom, stress, fatigue, tension, depression, anger, anxiety or loneliness as a way to "fill the void."
3. Situational. Eating because the opportunity is there. For example, at a restaurant, seeing an advertisement for a particular food, passing by a bakery. Eating may also be associated with certain activities such as watching TV, going to the movies or a sporting event, etc.
4. Thoughts. Eating as a result of negative self-worth or making excuses for eating. For example, scolding oneself for looks or a lack of will power.
5. Physiological. Eating in response to physical cues. For example, increased hunger due to skipping meals or eating to cure headaches or other pain.
Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 6/9/2011 (13:43)
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