Weight Management

Nadiya P


January 31, 2023

Is emotional hunger really a hunger ?

Inability to distinguish between physical and emotional hunger is one of the reasons behind emotional eating.🥙 Emotional eating provides temporary relief and gratification but is immediately followed by guilt and regret🥺. Thus, difficult emotions may make us overeat or binge eat, but they are inevitably giving rise to complex emotions which may perpetuate the cycle.💹 The next time a sudden and intense craving creeps up, ask yourself "Am I really hungry?"or `Am I feeling something that is making me crave food in order to cope?’ Then give yourself five minutes to answer this question to yourself.” Making this distinction and delaying the gratification may help in identifying whether our body is asking for food🧆, or our mind is.🧠

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