Do high-stress situations send you straight for the fridge? If you think the solution to a problem with your boss can be found at the bottom of a pint of ice cream, then pay attention. Food is not the solution to whatever it is that is making you feel sad, angry, pressured, or anxious. In fact, unhealthy, emotional eating leads to weight gain and self-loathing. The key to stopping this kind of eating is to identify and understand your triggers. One way to start is to keep a journal or use your online Food Diary to record not only what you eat but how you feel when you eat it. Then you have to work on dealing with your emotions — without food. To break the self-destructive cycle of emotional eating, you have to create awareness and then implement a game plan.
|Jillian on Everyday Health|
|Can Foods Burn Fat|
Q: "Are there really foods that burn fat? If so, what are they?"
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