Overcoming Stress Eating

Stress EatingStress eating is a common form of eating disorder and many of its sufferers aren’t even aware that the stress in their lives is affecting the way they are eating.

You received some bad news and it upset you so much that you had to ruin your healthy eating plan and reach for a box of chocolates, and some ice cream.

Many films have displayed a saddened individual comforting themselves with a tub of ice cream and other treats, watching television while mindlessly bringing the food to their mouths.

Who has not found themselves attempting to nurture some kind of stress caused by fear or pain through food?

For those suffering from eating when stressed, this disorder may be difficult to determine in a world that makes the coming together of food and stress seem very normal.

How can you tell if your eating habits are identical to those who indulge in eating when stressed? Signs Of Addiction

Damages of Stress Eating

Although sufferers of eating when stressed may not think their disorder is as serious as other eating disorders, it can have the same devastating results:
  • Obesity and related health issues.
  • Malnutrition.
  • Fatigue.
  • Poor complexion, brittle hair and nails.
  • Increased emotional instability.

Overcoming Stress Eating

Fortunately, eating when stressed can be conquered just the same as any other eating disorder.

Yes I suffered from eating when I am stressed, I share the journey with you in by book Overcoming Life’s Challenges and how I overcame eating out of stress.

Below are some tips to point you in the right direction to find help to solve your problem eating:

  • Learn your eating habits by keeping track of what you eat and when you eat it.
  • Sip tea to relax and satisfy your taste buds.
  • Contact your local Over eaters Anonymous, the group is based around compulsive eating, but can offer tremendous support to individuals who suffer with eating when they are stressed.
  • Talk to a loved one when you are feeling stressed.
  • Talk to your physician about your health and making better eating choices.

Discovering healthy ways to handle your stress will help you get a hold of your addiction and understand why you eat when you are stressed and once you can put your finger on the problem you can learn to control it.

Food Works As A Tension Reliever

Both eating and thinking about eating work as distractions from uncomfortable feelings. Being food focused takes the edge off any feeling that a person would rather not feel or tolerate such as stress, boredom, anger or loneliness, hopeless, and the list goes on.

Eating may make you feel better in the short term, but these feelings don’t last for very long.

Yes, I use to eat when I was stressed, now I am aware of the situation and how to handle it, believe me it has taken me along time to find out what caused it, you can read all about how I overcame this addiction as with many others that I had in my book Overcoming Life’s Challenges and how I overcame just another addiction.

Overcoming Stress Eating Quote By Lee Iacocca

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

Lee Iacocca

Overcoming Life’s Challenges

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