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5 Ways to Ditch the Emotional Eating

Using food to improve your feelings is what falls under emotional eating territory β€” for example, turning to a pint of ice cream, a large pizza, or some other food indulgence after a rough day. Emotional eating is something we all face at some point or another, so it’s time to ditch the guilt and figure out what’s underlying.

Don’t be mistaken that treating yourself every once in awhile means there’s a deeper issue –– this is normal behavior. On the other hand, using food to quell unhappy feelings or to fill a void is where the problem lies. Doing so may cause a momentary sense of relief, but it always brings more negative emotions than good. The guilt and shame send us down a spiral, which can then in turn cause more emotional eating.

If this has been happening to you often, it’s time to dig a little deeper and see what’s going on underneath the surface and find new tools to defeat the habit.

Let’s touch on some ways you can create new patterns without guilt…

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