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🍴Emotional Eating (EA) vs Cravings 🥄

Updated: May 28, 2023

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Eating food as a way to cope with negative emotions, such as stress, boredom, or sadness. It is a behavior that often involves indulging in highly palatable and energy-dense foods, beyond one's hunger and nutritional needs. Emotional eating can become a cycle that perpetuates negative emotions and can lead to weight gain, chronic diseases, and mental health problems.
Emotional Eating

😕 EA happens when we are wrapped up in strong feelings or emotions - which are triggered by many ups and downs in our day to day, including stress. There is no actual hunger. Just feelings as we deal with something while we eat. 😬Cravings are driven by nutritional deficiencies, habits, behavior patterns, environment… Not all EA is bad - sometimes we eat a cupcake to celebrate an achievement - nothing wrong with that! 🌪Destructive EA however happens by eating often and everyday, non-mindful eating. Using food to comfort yourself, make yourself happy when you’re down or upset or stressed or when you’re happy excited and want to reward yourself or celebrate. 🤭Did you know that 90% of users do not even realize that their emotions are affecting their diets!! 😮 But what about CRAVINGS?? 🤔 If your eating nutritionally sound throughout the day - that includes taking in enough calories to sustain your daily energy needs AND are hydrating - cravings will be far and few in between. 🚫Are you on a diet? Is it restricting your calorie intake? Are you fighting the need to eat this snack or that goodie? Do you unravel by the end of your day and splurge on not so healthy foods before bedtime? 👉🏼Assess: are you taking in enough healthy calories in your day? Are you drinking enough water? Or are you emotionally eating - that is - are you “rewarding” yourself with that ice cream or cookies bc you had a tough day? Or bc you had a great day? 🌤Work with me to help you change these habits. I can help you: ✨Get crystal clear on a step by step plan to create a total healthier lifestyle transformation in 90 days or less! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 👉🏼Book a #FREE 45 minute A Healthier Lifestyle Total Transformation in just 90 days strategy session. @ jessicahealthandlifecoach.com 👆🏼link in bio 🌈“It is better to make small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward” #health #life #wellness #you #inspire #motivate #healthy #win #goals #healthcoach #lifecoach #emotionaleating #stopburnout #selfcare #doyouforyou #stressmanagement #yougotthis #lifestyle


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