Emotional eating is not just an eating disorder, but is a severe problem affecting your health in long run. People who have this disorder are mostly those who can’t handle stress.
Let it be stress of any kind; workplace, household chores, family & relationship matters, financial instability or even worrying about weight gain and not being able to lose… If you cannot manage any of these stress types, you are more likely to be over eating or else eating unhealthy.
There’re various methods to combat emotional disorder, but a balanced diet is the best among all. With a balanced diet, you keep your stomach balance and it provides a balanced amount of nutrients to your body, resulting into a healthy body that can manage stress even better.
I know how difficult it is to eat healthy, especially when you are too busy to take care of yourself and are very much used to outsourced and junk food. So here are few things that worked for me:
Always keep only healthy food in the house, because absence of junk food from house will lessen their exposure to you, hence taking you away from bad things. When you’ve all healthy food at home, all you eat will be healthy, and balanced diet lessens the desire for eating again and again.
Shop more healthy food.
Know the calories requirements of your body and provide it all what it needs. There are lot of online calculators to know your daily calorie intake based on your weight, height and daily activity.
At times, our body mixes thirst with the hunger, so keep it filled with liquids. Water is the best hydrant to keep your stomach filled and stay energized. Always, keep a water bottle nearby!