Anna Wootton

5 Ways to Prevent Emotional Eating From Taking Over

This is a guest post I wrote for the Purely Elizabeth blog.

We’ve all been there – whether it’s the clichéd tub of ice cream after a break-up, or simply a mindless reaching for that bag of chips when you’re bored, or heading to the food court after a disheartening session of trying on swimsuits (news flash: this will always be disheartening, no matter what size you are. Change-room lights are no one’s friend!).

Emotional eating is ever present and will always pop up from time to time in your life. We can all aim to be perfect and to realize that yes, food is meant as fuel and can be pleasurable in fueling us, but should not be used to feed anything else – emotions or otherwise – but this is not always realistic. Chances are there will be times when you reach for that bar of dark chocolate because you need a pick me up, even though you’re not that hungry.

For the full blog post, click here.