Emotional Eating Triggers

We use food to satisfy our feelings.  Eating based on emotion can sabotage our efforts to lose weight.

Think about a time when you ate based on the following emotions:

  1. Anger
  2. Hopelessness
  3. Out of control
  4. Feeling Unappreciated
  5. Boredom


Keep a food journal and rank your hunger from 1-10. You will become aware of how often you eat and how hungry you feel. Getting to know your triggers will help combat your feelings associated with foods. In your food journal, write what you are thinking. It may help determine your mood and make you more aware of your emotional eating habits.


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