Emotional Eating is thereason why so many diets fail. What isemotional eating? Emotional eating is also known as stress eating is eatingfoods in order to satisfy your emotional needs and to make you feel betterrather than satisfying your hunger.
Wesometimes turn to foods if we are stressed or cope with an unpleasant emotionwhen on the HCG Diet like loneliness, sadness or even boredom. We find ourselvesreaching for a pint of ice cream when we’re bored or down, order a pizza fromour favorite pizza parlor or swing by the drive-thru after a very stressful dayat work. After eating, we feel even worse because the reason why we stress eatstill remains plus we feel guilty for overeating.
Usingfood as a reward is not bad at all. But when you turn to foods as your primaryemotional coping mechanism is an unhealthy habit. It’s NOT either acceptablewhen you are on the HCG Diet. Remember that emotional hunger can’t be filledwith food. You may feel good while you are eating but after that, the feelingthat caused you to stress eat still remains.
Youmight not have control over foods but there are certainly ways to change yourunhealthy habit into a healthier one. You just need to find healthier ways to deal with your emotions and eatmindfully so you can regain control over your weight and finally put a stop toemotional eating.
Emotional Hunger Versus Physicalhunger