Five Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is one of the biggest barriers to weight loss

Posted Jun 25, 2012

Emotional eating is the tendency to eat in times of stress, anxiety, anger, or sadness. Emotional eating is a huge barrier to weight loss by adding many unnecessary calories to the diet and creating a psychological and physiological reliance on food for emotional coping. Here are five strategies to conquering emotional eating once and for all.

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