- in your car
- while walking around the house
- standing up in the kitchen or eating out of the fridge
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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredAvoid eating in certain locations that can encourage mindless eating, such as:
On the emotional side, food is soothing and comforting; it helps reduce stress and eases painful feelings, such as loneliness and hurt. When you head to the vending machine to quell the deadline jitters or open a box of cookies in the evenings when you feel lonely, you're trying to help yourself -- a good thing -- but you're using the wrong coping tool.
There is also a slew of hormones, brain chemicals, and other physiological forces behind overeating that scientists are just beginning to sort out. But whether it's physiological or emotional, ultimately your body is asking to be soothed and comforted and to be given some pleasure. You can achieve this without food. Start making a list of all the other things that make you feel good. Going out with friends, calling a friend, reading, and watching movies are all great ways to boost your mood without boosting your calorie and carbohydrate intake. And we know that exercise burns calories and carbohydrates, and boosts mood.
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