Do Emotional Triggers Influence Your Eating Habits?

emotional-eatingDid you know…? 75% of overeating, especially eating ‘comfort’ or ‘junk’ foods, is caused by emotions rather than a real physical need for nourishment.

We are often asked by guests, ?How do I recognize my emotional triggers?? The key is to first examine your eating habits during emotional moments, and then identify the feelings that you are experiencing at that particular time.

Start by recognizing whether you are eating without physical hunger. Then, try to identify the feeling you are trying to avoid or create. These feelings may include, but are not limited to:

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Happiness
  • Surprise
  • Anger
  • Frustration
  • Jealousy
  • Sadness 
  • Depression 
  • Guilt 
  • Shame 
  • Regret 
  • Remorse
  • Pity
  • Fear
  • Panic 
  • Anxiety
  • Worry