How to Avoid Emotional Eating During the Holidays


It’s so easy to get emotional at this time of the year, especially if you’re away from your loved ones. In addition to that, there are so many foodie temptations around. So you know what that means!

Hello to double, triple or more servings of alcohol, cookies, cakes, pasta, stuffing, turkey, or any other food you usually prepare for the holidays. But this habit is actually the main culprit of unwanted weight gain and even more cravings, which is why it needs to be controlled.

Learn how to avoid emotional eating during the holidays in this article written by Therese J. Borchard on Psych Central:

9 Ways to Avoid Emotional Eating During the Holidays

For anyone with an inclination to use food as comfort — which basically includes all of us — the two months between Halloween and New Years provide one temptation after another. Read more…

So basically, that’s how you avoid emotional eating during the holidays!

It may be what everyone else is doing, but it’s not that healthy, especially if you’re consuming a lot of sugar, cholesterol, and bad carbs and fats. Aside from the steps mentioned above, you need to avoid stress because it’s been found to increase your tendency to overeat. Sugary foods also trigger your cravings, so you may want to stay away from them, or eat the healthier homemade versions.

The gloomy winter days may have a way to affect people’s appetite and cravings, but don’t give in to that. If you’re going to pack on calories, fat, cholesterol and carbs, make sure that you get them from healthier food groups like fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. Or at least mix them up with not-so-healthy products.


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