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Why do people indulge in emotional eating?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics

Emotional eating is typically food that we eat in response to emotions/feelings. Often we might not even realize that we are doing this. Comfort foods might provide a temporary or short-term feeling of satisfaction during a stressful situation; however, it might also lead to overeating and weight gain. It is important to identify true physical hunger and triggers that set us off in terms of emotional eating. A registered dietitian can help you with this.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.