The term ‘Emotional Eating’ refers to when we use food for reasons other than hunger. We might get the urge to eat certain foods because of emotional triggers such as boredom, loneliness or anxiety.
The other kind of emotional eating is when we eat to get a feeling of reward. Such as wanted to feel comforted, secure or loved.
The problems associated with emotional eating include weight gain ill health, and low self esteem, in our next blog, we will be discussing how to break the cycle of emotional eating, by first recognising the triggers and rewards.