Do you find comfort in food? Do thoughts of warm mac & cheese, gooey chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, or Nana's fried chicken give you the warm fuzzies? After a long day at work, does a big bowl of ice cream calm your frazzled nerves? Then you may be a stress eater!
Emotional eating affects millions of Americans, and can sabotage even the best plans for a healthy lifestyle. However, to combat a problem, one must first recognize it. Signs of emotional eating include.
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, there is hope! Dr. Jennifer Kromberg, of Psychology today has identified 5 factors associated with emotional eating:
Dr. Kromberg's important factors that affect over-eaters: