There are many different things that you can do in order to stop being an emotional eater. While all of us are emotional eaters from time to time, getting into a bad habit of it can really cause negative health effects. One of the most important things you need to ask yourself before eating is if you are actually hungry. If the answer is no and you are eating emotionally, write in a journal or call a friend instead.
- Ask yourself if you are biologically hungry and then if that’s a no ask yourself why you feel like that.
- You can write your feelings down in a journal or text a friend rather than eat emotionally.
- Everyone is an emotional eater from time to time but it’s important to not make it a habit.
“Having spent many years of my early adulthood as a self-confessed emotional eater, I know just how distressing it can be. Especially because you feel so ashamed after that last spoonful.”