For better health, eat to live, don’t live to eat
According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, a habit is, “Something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it.” Take emotional overeating for example, which is considered to be a bad habit because it can lead to negative health consequences.
Emotional overeating might be a simple habit to quit in theory, but in reality, it is often a hard thing to do especially if you have been overeating for decades and failed after trying after several attempts to quit.
However, thinking about emotional overeating while you are doing it is a step toward quitting it for good. An even better step is to think about your tendency to emotionally overeat before you do it. What are the reasons behind your overeating in the first place?
There are many reasons for overeating, and they can vary from person to person. Some of the more common reasons people turn to food as a temporary fix include work-life balance issues, relationship issues, financial issues just to name a few. Discovering what the issues are that lead to your emotional overeating is an important step in the healing process.
Awareness of your triggers that lead to emotional overeating and then actively working to control your responses to those triggers can help lead to a happier and healthier you.