Before you even realise it, you’ve got gobbled the whole biscuit packet! You weren’t hungry, but stressed, and now all you’re left with is guilt and more stress. Does this sound like your story?
While work from home has been a convenient move for several , it’s also been stressful for many of them to manage work, home also as personal life, to not forget, the uncertainty of the business and life, heap a lot of work, crashing markets, etc. With all of this, emotional eating or comfort eating has been on the increase too.
Is Emotional Eating A Thing?
Yes, it is. Some are driven by emotions – feeling too sad, happy, angry, guilty, etc, which are seldom healthy.
- One finds a healthy and balanced meal very fulfilling and satisfying in mindful eating, whereas a bar of chocolate or bag of chips sounds more inviting in emotional eating.
- it’s easier for the person to prevent once they start to feel full while eating mindfully, hence portions are controlled. On the opposite hand, one cannot identify signs of fullness while eating emotionally.
- emotional eating makes us feel guilty, sad, and shameful whereas mindful eating makes us feel healthy, nourished, satisfied, grateful, content, after a meal. In extreme cases, emotional eating could also cause eating disorders.
Where Does The Fault Lie?
We often begin responsible food for creating us sick and fat, whereas the particular problem lies within the person eating it. it’s our relationship with food, that gets us involved in these behaviours. Relating food as a coping mechanism for being sad, busy, bored, happy, and stressed, is that the wrong quite relationship to be in. once you are emotionally low, do something that feeds your soul, not your body. Likewise, if you’re bored, spend some time in an activity that involves your body and mind.