Thursday, January 21, 2016


Emotional eating is when you eat at a time when you are not hungry and it makes you feel good. 

Some people eat when they are very happy, when they are sad, angry, depressed, hurt, bored or nervous.

Some people have inadequate amounts of Dopamine/Serotonin in brain. These are happy hormones. 

Food/sugar can transiently elevate their levels and effects are short lived. Therefore frequent eating is also becomes a part of this.

·      We all are victims of emotional eating at some point in our lives but its a problem if it leads to weight gain/diabetes etc.

.   Problems:

  • ·   This can causes a serious weigh issues. Obesity as a consequence.
  • ·    Later on causing heart problems, diabetes or high blood pressure.
  • ·    When the person is doing this type of eating they don’t consume fruits or salads, at that time they consume junk food, high calorie food, foods rich in sugar and produce happiness.

  • ·  To avoid this problem people should recognize the true hunger-a craving for cookies, chocolates, sweets, chips is emotional eating not a true hunger.
  • ·  Have water to alleviate thirst which sometimes is misinterpreted by brain as hunger.
  • ·   To avoid this people should join the counseling & coaching sessions, they should avoid the candy bar and take a walk, dance, listen to music or call a friend.
  • ·  They can manage a stress in a healthy way by doing regular exercise or they can eat fruit or salad, low calorie snack instead of high calorie food.

Lets fight Obesity together.
Contributions also by Shreya Dietitian at LNF

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