HEALTHY TIPS

Are Emotions Driving You to Eat?

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Emotional craving vs. physical hunger

Some people live to eat, others eat to live, and then there are those of us who eat because we are depressed, stressed, or happy. Eating to satisfy a feeling can do more harm than good. In fact, it can sabotage your weight-loss efforts and make you feel powerless over both food and your feelings.

Signs You Might be an Emotional Eater

  • You eat to feel better
  • You reward yourself with food
  • You continue eating even after feeling full
  • You have sudden urges to eat

Keep a Food Log

If any of these signs sound familiar, then you may want to start tracking your eating habits. Start with a food log such as this.

Access your personalized A Healthier You portal

Documenting how you felt and why you ate is the first step toward healthy eating. For additional support, the A Healthier You wellness program offers health coaching and wellness solutions specific to your health needs. Log on to MyBlueKC.com to access your personalized portal.