Emotional eating seems to be a big obstacle for many when they're trying to lose weight. Emotional eating can have many definitions but we will define it as, consuming food to relieve an undesired emotion.
Emotional eating will often leave you feeling unfulfilled and guilty. Not the feelings you were originally seeking. When eating to satisfy physical hunger, you will feel satisfied afterwards and ready to move on to your next task. The key is find an alternative activity to do when you feel overwhelmed from stress. First identify how you feel before you engage in EE. What caused your need to eat? Maybe it is work, depression, or when you sit down to watch tv. Record these feelings in a journal and the next time they occur you can identify them and redirect your self to an alternative activity.