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Month: July 2017

Emotional eating: what’s getting you (to chow) down?

Emotional eating is defined as eating triggered by something other than physiological hunger.   At some point in our lives, most of us experience this.

Sometimes it is in response to stress, sometimes it is to evoke a happy memory – everyone understands the phrase “comfort food”.  For some, however, emotional eating can become a daily practice and wreak havoc with both weight and health, particularly as most “comfort foods” are carbohydrate  and calorie-dense but low in nutrients – aka, junk food (I’m talking about you: pasta, cookies, chips etc.).

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