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how to stop stress eating ?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Manage stress: Learn stress management or get counseling. Some help may occur with relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, exercise, drinking cold water, chewing on low calorie celery or vegetables
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stress: channel the energy into something else which doesnt cause new issue, like meditation, exercise, hobbies.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is stress eating?

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Dr. Warren Kriedman
Psychiatry 47 years experience
A coping style: Stress causes a variety of emotions ( anxiety, fear etc, ) there are many who react to unpleasant feelings by eating excessively. Some professionals feel it due to a childhood pattern of food rewards to an upset child. It is a problem if the eating leads to excessive weight gain. Then obtain a consultation with therapist where you gain insight and develop healthy ways to cope with your stress.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I manage my stress eating?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine 35 years experience
Stress & the brain: Stress can either make your adrenals fatigued thus causing you to crave sugar and salt, or it can deplete your serotonin and dopamune, again making you crave food, especially carbs (chips, soda, candy, cake, etx). Rather than guessing, i recommend adrenal hormone measurements through saliva over 4 periods of the day and urinary brain chemistry measurements. Check out www.Dasilvainstitute.Com.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Stress eating. What to do to avoid this!?

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Dr. Dov Finman
Adolescent Medicine 10 years experience
Replace: Step one is to learn to be more mindful and catch yourself before you start the stress eating, step two is to find replacements, chew gum, drink tea etc...

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