4 Tips to Stop Stress Eating!

4 Tips to Stop Stress Eating!

The holiday season isn't all fun and games for everyone! This time of year can make some of us feel more anxious about finances, family, thoughts about the past year and the new year to come, whatever it might be - we're going to stress less about something we can control: negative eating habits! 

 

This practice doesn't have to be all about diet! Your notebook could just be a reflection of your day in general: what you did, how you felt, and what you ate. You'll be able to identify what triggers food cravings and sensations of hunger (even when your body may already be satisfied). A journal is a good way to stay accountable and make associations between stress and eating habits. 

 

Eating as a response to stress is a pretty good indicator that whatever the issue might be, it's not being addressed or resolved. There are other ways to deal with problems without using food as an outlet - take some time to think about your feelings and how a problem could be solved. And make a list of things you can do rather than eat! For example: exercise, start a DIY craft, read a good book, meditate, put your phone away...there are so many options! 

 

What's the worst thing that could happen if you don't follow through with the urge to eat? Rather than immediately giving in, try tactics that delay your cravings and binges! You might find that an impulse will simply pass after a bit of time has gone by, and you'll feel better without being weighed down by unnecessary foods. 

 

Life gets hard sometimes, but we can learn to be our own biggest advocate & ally! Channel negative or stressful thoughts into something creative, productive, or helpful for others. It's not always as easy as it sounds, though walking around with a dark cloud hanging around can be more difficult than doing what it takes to let some sun shine through! Give yourself time to unlearn habits like stress eating, and don't be too hard on yourself if it doesn't come naturally at first - practice & persistence is what really counts!! 

 

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2 Responses

Stacey
Stacey

May 30, 2019

Great article! Also, emotional eating can be a big problem and it can lead to those extra pounds.
https://beautyandhealthlife.com/how-to-stop-emotional-eating/

Kristen
Kristen

December 03, 2018

Such a great article. Everything said in it rings true. What’s neat is that I have had these thoughts before, separately and at different times, so this provides additional confirmation for me. Thank you for sharing Rebecca!

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