Are you binge eating when you're sad? Happy? Stressed? These tips can help stop compulsive overeating
It's easy to use food as a crutch. Maybe you had a particularly stressful day, and that sugar rush from a pint of Ben and Jerry's is instant gratification. Or perhaps the problem lies deeper, and food fills a void in your life, like lack of a loving relationship or passion for your job. Only by acknowledging and examining these emotional hardships will you develop a healthy relationship with food, says Geneen Roth, author of the 2010 book, Women, Food and God. The following five tactics, she says, can help you overcome emotional eating.