How Can I Stop Emotional Eating?

Learning to control emotional eating is much more about what goes on in your mind than what goes on in your stomach.

The first thing is to acknowledge your emotional attachment to food. Then you want to recognize the symptoms of your emotional eating.

Generally, emotional hunger is sudden and urgent, and you reach for junk food without really being aware of what you’re doing.

You also want to identify feelings that fuel your impulse to eat when you’re not really hungry. Is it anger? Sadness? Loneliness? Tension? Anxiety?

You may need to talk with a therapist to unravel this connection completely, but you can improve your impulse control yourself.