Sep 16

Anxiety & Emotional Eating. Breaking the Link

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People with anxiety often report that they it causes them to overeat or binge eat – a case of emotional eating.

Of course, this is an unhealthy coping strategy that is best avoided and can be with the right information and strategies.

Overeating and binging tends to make people feel regret, guilt, or shame. Over time it can cause weight gain, which then is an additional or heightened source of more anxiety, which leads to overating and binging and so on and so forth. You get the picture.

An important first step in managing the problem is learning to distinguish between physical and emotional hunger.