Have you been eating your feelings?
Emotional eating creeps up on all of us at one point or another, especially in times of stress. Take a good look at the potential triggers in your everyday life to home in on what you can reset. For example, be proactive when you feel overwhelmed, & have a plan in place to offset emotional eating. Use healthier coping tools, like going for a cool-off walk, penning your feelings in a journal, & keeping a stash of healthier treats if you need a sit-down ritual. Try herbal tea & fresh fruit, or nuts & a smoothie. The trick is always to anticipate what might overtake you, & have a tried & true process in place to review & revise your reactions, so you’re not stuck in more unhealthy patterns & habits. By the way, just taking time to arrange your healthier response will absorb much of the overwrought energy your stress produced, giving you an immediate breather as you concentrate on the process & not the trigger.