I can attest to stress eating.
It's part a means of procrastinating when I am up against a hard deadline-
I have dubbed this "brain food" (whether it actually helps me to think better or not I cannot say).
It is also part learned behavior, something that I started when I was in high school and up against a hard deadline (do you see the pattern here?).
Another habit I picked up from my teen years was eating chocolate after falling asleep. Try as I may to stay up late I would inevitably fall asleep on the couch only to awaken hours later, TV still on, cranky, and attempt to stay up until 2am with the help of a little snack. Thankfully I have kicked that habit and am only severely cranky.
I still would like you to ask yourself WHY do you eat?
Are you actually hungry?
Do you eat a variety of foods, or do you stick with the same menu?
Are you following a model such as 3 meals a day, 6 small meals a day, or other?
Your eating behaviors are one window into adjusting your nutritional needs in order to get healthy and lose weight. Please take a moment to fill out this EAT-26 questionnaire to check and see how much food has a control over you or if you are in control of your food.
We are getting close to launching the Healthy You Master Plan, you can sign up and be the first to know when it will be available and how you can get in on reclaiming your health. Food is just one aspect of your health, an important one and we seek to help you find what you should be doing for your body needs.
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Kerry M. Davis LMT, CIMT, SFG