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How can boredom affect my eating habits?

Marjorie Nolan Cohn
Nutrition & Dietetics

Boredom often leads to overeating, or unconscious eating especially when there is readily available food. Boredom eating is a major contributor to weight gain, and obesity. Boredom, while not considered an emotion is considered a type of emotional eating. Another type of boredom eating happens when someone eats the same foods over, and over. Without variety in your diet chances are you will become bored, and when this happens you are at a high risk of overeating.

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