How do I know if I have an emotional relationship with food?

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Laura Katleman-Prue
Nutrition & Dietetics
When you have an emotional relationship with a food, you crave it and feel giddy and excited around it. You may feel a frenzied compulsion to eat it not five minutes from now, but right now! You look forward to eating it and often eat past satiety because you enjoy the taste. You turn to it when you're looking for comfort, a treat, or an escape from uncomfortable feelings. Rarely able to eat just one bite, you feel impotent and weak-willed around it. Stressful thoughts about your relationship to this food undermine your self-esteem and cause even more destruction by triggering your conditioned pattern of eating it when you're upset.
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