Food can provide comfort, but it's only a quick fix for situations that may need a longer-term solution.
We don’t always eat simply to satisfy hunger. We also sometimes turn to food for comfort, stress relief or as a reward. Unfortunately, emotional eating is only a temporary fix for emotional problems, and the act is often followed by feelings of shame or guilt. Learning to recognize triggers is the first step to changing your coping strategies to healthier behaviors.
Esperanza Magazine recently had an article about how to break the cycle of compulsive eating. Here are a few tips:
Click here to read the article for more tips.
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