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How can I stop myself from emotional eating?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
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In brief: Emotional eating ?

If u can't do it by u self , try to find a therapist.

In brief: Emotional eating ?

If u can't do it by u self , try to find a therapist.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Be patient

If you're using food to resolve emotional distress or conflict, keep in mind that emotional eating is a symptom of the problem, not "the" problem. It's important to identify what's eating "at" you, rather than focusing on food.
Identify the emotional triggers to the behavior and find new ways to respond to yourself. Therapy can be extremely helpful in this regard.

In brief: Be patient

If you're using food to resolve emotional distress or conflict, keep in mind that emotional eating is a symptom of the problem, not "the" problem. It's important to identify what's eating "at" you, rather than focusing on food.
Identify the emotional triggers to the behavior and find new ways to respond to yourself. Therapy can be extremely helpful in this regard.
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry

In brief: Don't use food, find

A substitute for food that can feed you emotions.
Clearly food is a temporary substitute for the real solution. In your case it sounds as if, much like alcohol or drugs, food sooths the feelings for a while but it's not long till the emotions return and are hungry again. You may be able to figure it out for yourself. What are your emotions and where are they coming from? Counseling can help.

In brief: Don't use food, find

A substitute for food that can feed you emotions.
Clearly food is a temporary substitute for the real solution. In your case it sounds as if, much like alcohol or drugs, food sooths the feelings for a while but it's not long till the emotions return and are hungry again. You may be able to figure it out for yourself. What are your emotions and where are they coming from? Counseling can help.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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