Don't Get Emotional About Eating!

You are an emotional eater if you use food to change your mood. This habit can become second nature to you and your unconscious way of dealing with problems.

If sugary foods such as candy, cookies and sodas are favorites of yours, you might find yourself loading up on more of these foods when your mood is down. And you may do this without noticing. Here are some practical ways to deal with emotional eating patterns and stay on your fat loss program:

1) Plan your meals and snacks and stick with your plan (especially if you are feeling emotionally down). Also, don't "graze" during the day. Eat with a purpose.

2) Exercise to lift your mood. Exercise has a proven "feel good" effect after your workout. Exercise will also speed up your metabolism.

3) If you happen to binge eat on your favorite emotional foods, don't give up. Just try the ideas listed in numbers 1 and 2 the next time you are tempted to binge eat. They will work every time.

Remember, food is just a tool to give you the energy you need during the day. And, like any other tool, you have to use it the right way to get the results you want.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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About Mark

Hi, I'm Mark Dilworth, Nutritionist, Dietary Strategies Specialist, Nutrition for Metabolic Health Specialist and Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist. Since 2006, I have helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle habit changes which includes body transformation and ideal body weight.