How To Stop Emotional Eating

Diet, Stress Management, Weight gain
Emotional eating is when food is used to soothe with difficult emotions. It is one of the most common ways that people use to feel better when undergoing a stressor or when faced with uncomfortable emotions. Eating as a way of coping with problems is common and yet it is easy to forget that the eating of comfort foods doesn’t ever solve the real underlying issues. You will still be left with negative emotions and will add to that the guilt you feel because you over-ate. There are some coping strategies you can use to feel better that doesn’t include the eating of unhealthy foods. Here are some things you can do to stop emotional eating: • Because emotional eating is usually about eating certain kinds of “comfort foods,” choose…
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Emotions That Lead To Overeating

Diet, Stress Management, Weight gain
Healthy Ways To Deal With Emotions That Lead To Overeating Ideally, we eat when we receive signals from the brain that tell us we are hungry and we stop eating when other signals tell us we have reached a point of satiety. The signals cause the hormone, ghrelin, to be released by the stomach. Our “hunger hormone” increases one’s appetite. When we have eaten enough, the hormone called leptin is released by fat cells, telling us we our full so we stop eating. The different levels of these two hormones are how our hunger and satiety cycle should be controlled. Unfortunately, people who eat emotionally override these hormones and instead eat because they are sad, lonely, empty, angry, or anxious. In such cases, eating has become a tool to help…
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Emotional Overeating and Weight Gain

Diet, Stress Management, Weight gain
Are You Gaining Weight Because of Emotional Overeating? Weight gain is frustrating enough, but when you can't seem to identify the cause(s) of it, the frustration is compounded. Emotional overeating is a somewhat sneaky problem - because it can involve mindless eating, it's the sort of thing that can occur without you realizing it. If you are having trouble figuring out what's causing your weight gain, here are some tips on identifying emotional overeating (as opposed to just overeating). Seemingly Unexplainable Weight Gain If you are gaining weight and you can't seem to figure out why, this is (ironically) a sign that the problem may lie with emotional overeating. As noted above, you often don't know you're doing it when it comes to emotional overeating. You may even be working…
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Stress Eating

Diet, Nutrition, Stress Management, Weight gain
6 Tips To Avoid Stress Eating It’s fair to say that many people turn to food when they are feeling stressed out. It’s a problem for a lot of us, and unfortunately the additional calories we binge on during those stress eats just leave us feeling worse than we did before. Anyone who has experienced stress eating knows that it isn’t about hunger, it’s about emotions. There is an emotional void inside, or something agitating us that leads to eating in an attempt to soothe that upset. While some people might be nauseated by food during stress, there are so many that seek comfort in it. Unfortunately, it’s never broccoli or celery sticks that we crave, it’s the unhealthy options that catch our eye. Long term stress results in the…
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What Is Garcinia Cambogia?

Diet, Nutrition, Stress Management, Weight Loss
[caption id="attachment_14206" align="alignright" width="353"] Free Trial Offer Available Below![/caption] Garcinia cambogia (Free Trial Offer Available Below) has become well known in recent years because of its touted health benefits. Those benefits include the ability to aid in weight loss, increase metabolism, boost energy levels, reduce stress, fight depression, lower cholesterol, and regulate blood sugar, among others. What Is Garcinia cambogia? Garcinia Cambogia is a small pumpkin-shaped fruit which is typically light green or yellowish in color. The plant is grown in tropical climates such as Southeast Asia, India, and central Africa. Garcinia cambogia is widely used in traditional recipes, as well as curries in a number of Asian countries. Various parts of the fruit and its extracts can be used for different flavor profiles. It is extensively used traditionally as…
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What Is Night Eating Syndrome

Diet, Mental Wellness, Stress Management, Weight gain
When eating disorders are brought to mind, most people think of anorexia and bulimia. There are others, including Night Eating Syndrome, or NES. This disorder is far more prevalent than most realize. As with most eating disorders, sufferers are very secretive; the nocturnal aspect makes this even more so. Physical and emotional health can be severely compromised by this condition, as it disrupts not only healthy eating, but also sleep patterns. Its disruptive and damaging effects are not limited to the evening, but affect almost every aspect of a person’s life. In this short report on excessive nighttime food consumption that can lead to dramatic health problems, we will take a look at exactly what night eating syndrome is, and what causes it. You will learn the symptoms and complications…
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About Food Addiction Part 2

Diet, Nutrition, Stress Management, Weight gain, Weight Loss
Part 2 of this article on food addiction continues our discussion on the many complex issues revolving around this topic. Signs and Symptoms of A Food Addiction As discussed, there are many causes, signs and symptoms of a food addiction. These differences can make it difficult to detect a pattern, so it is often misdiagnosed as some other problem. That having been said, the following behaviors or symptoms are often a sign that you have developed an addiction to a particular food, or an entire class of foods. • You experience irritability, restlessness and digestive disorders related to your eating sessions • Low energy levels, chronic fatigue and a difficulty concentrating and focusing • You will go unreasonably out of your way to get your hands on certain food •…
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What Is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Mental Wellness, Stress Management
EFT or Tapping to Stop Emotional Eating [caption id="attachment_14035" align="alignright" width="352"] Source: commons.wikimedia.org[/caption] Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has been referred to as "psychological acupressure". In acupuncture and acupressure, energy channels are recognized throughout your body. These are specifically located superhighways of energy flow, and they can become blocked by environmental toxins, mental stress and anxiety, poor diet and a number of other causes. Acupressure and acupuncture work to clear up any blockages in these energy meridians, so your energy flows freely, and mental and physical health problems are abated. The Emotional Freedom Technique is a practice in the emerging field of energy psychology that recognizes emotional problems can lead to physical symptoms, diseases and illness. EFT is sometimes called tapping, because this treatment uses light tapping motions with your fingers…
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Emotional Eating and Diabetes

Diabetes, Diet, Stress Management
Is there any link between emotional eating, also called stress eating, and diabetes? Does one lead to the other? Can you have one without the other? The Mayo Clinic tells us that type II diabetes "... develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin." They then mention that being overweight or obese can contribute to the development of this health issue. Not everyone turns to food in order to deal with their emotions. However, the day your doctor sits you down and reveals that you have type II diabetes, if you are the type of person that eats for emotional reasons, that prognosis could certainly trigger an unhealthy binge eating episode. In this way, the development of diabetes can cause a negative…
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