For the first 10 days of our journey to End Emotional Over Eating, we have focused on our spiritual core and the practice of being mindful. But emotional over eating is not just in your head. A significant factor is understanding nutrition: what we eat on a regular basis, not just during emotional episodes. While Adam and Eve bit the apple, most emotional over eaters gravitate to sugars and fats. WHY?
When it comes to emotional eating, how do these foods loaded with sugar and fat affect our emotional state? What actually causes us to crave these types of foods when we are depressed or stressed out?
“When it comes to our diet, sugar and fat seem to help us cope with intense periods of high stress,” says Tessa Prior-Pullins, one of the lead dietitians for BistroMD. “Even though these types of foods seem to calm our nerves, there is no…
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