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How to Stop Emotional Eating

Our emotions are closely linked to the way we behave, so it is no surprise that the way we feel can influence the way that we eat. If you are going to make your treatment at the weight loss clinic in London a success, it is important to identify and address the reasons why you overeat.

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Recognising the Problem

If you’re concerned about eating your emotions, it’s a good idea to pause before you eat to consider how you feel. Are you really hungry or are you feeling something else?
Common causes of emotional eating include:

- Boredom
- Stress or anxiety
- Depression
- Low self-esteem
- Wanting to avoid thinking about something painful or difficult
- Using food as a reward or something to look forward to after a hard day

Finding a Solution for Emotional Eating

Once you know which emotions are driving your overeating, you can come up with a plan to address them. Sometimes it is possible to address the cause of the feelings directly. For example, if you’re depressed, it might help to talk to your doctor at the weight loss clinic in London about counselling or medical treatment. In other cases, you might need to find a way to redirect your behaviour when you start to feel a certain way. We all feel a bit bored or sad occasionally, but we can find better ways of coping with these emotions.

The best strategy will depend on which kinds of emotions are causing problems for you and how you like to tackle problems. Some of us benefit from talking through our feelings, while others like to express them through art or to work through them with physical activity. It often helps to discuss the reasons why you overeat with an expert at the weight loss clinic in London, but you will play a key role in finding the approach that works for you.

Common tactics include:

- Finding a distraction, like a new hobby or a toy to fidget with
- Talking feelings through with a friend, doctor or therapist
- Going for a walk or getting some exercise to clear your mind
- Replacing food with something healthier

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