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What is stress eating?

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Dr. Warren Kriedman
Psychiatry
12 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Warren Kriedman
Dr. Warren Kriedman
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stress Eating

Eating to cope with emotions that otherwise people feel unable to deal with directly and effectively.

In brief: Stress Eating

Eating to cope with emotions that otherwise people feel unable to deal with directly and effectively.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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