SELF EMPOWERMENT — EMOTIONAL EATING
Emotional eating is when you eat to seek comfort in food. You may not be necessarily hungry, but due to a situation you find yourself in, you turn to food for comfort.
Some ways to avoid emotional eating are:
- Think about what you eat and take time to enjoy your food.
- Drink water instead of sweetened beverages.
- Do short bursts of physical activity while waiting for an event or while watching TV
(e.g. walk on the treadmill or ride on a stationary bike, or just march on the spot).
Are you an emotional eater?
Thinking about when you eat, can help you control your eating.
Before you eat, try the 3 D’s:
- DO SOMETHING
- DRINK WATER
If you still feel that you really want to eat, keep some healthy snacks on hand.