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Old 06-04-2015
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6 Simple Ways to Stop Stress Eating

People who are guilty of stress eating have no idea how to halt the evil cycle of stress, eating, and guilt. We're here to simplify it for you.

Common Signs of Stress Eating

• Your food cravings are triggered by emotions such as stress, anger, or boredom.
• You eat food when you are not physically hungry, and when your body shows no signs of hunger.
• It is difficult to find food that satisfies your hunger. Because of this, you don't stop eating when you are full.
• Eating is a mindless activity to you. You may not like the taste of the food or enjoy it, but you eat it mechanically, as if you're in a trance.

Tips to Control Stress Eating

1. Always keep in mind that you're in control of your cravings.

You're the only one who has the power to take charge of this problem.

2. Use your non-dominant hand to eat.

If you're right-handed, eat food with your left hand, and vice-versa. Doing this will slow you down and cause you to be more mindful of what you consume.

3. Eliminate trigger foods from your house.

The best way to do this: Don't go to the supermarket when you're stressed out or hungry. You'll end up purchasing unhealthy foods, and they'll be waiting in your kitchen for your subsequent emotional outburst.

4. Practice portion control.

There is a delay between the stomach getting full and the brain receiving this signal. Experts believe that this takes about 20 minutes, which means that most of us, by eating too fast, end up consuming more than we actually need. Stop eating before you are full, and you'll soon realise that you didn't require those last few mouthfuls after all. This way you'll consume less, staying lean and healthy.

5. Eat without distractions.

Your diet can easily take an unhealthy turn if you aren't conscious of what you're putting in your mouth. This is a common issue with stress eating. Don't watch TV or use your computer while eating.

6. Learn to de-stress.

When we're stressed, the levels of the stress hormone cortisol increase in our body. To reduce cortisol levels, drink a cup of black tea. Try some deep breathing exercises. Switch off your phone, don't check your email, and stop multitasking for a moment.

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Old 10-07-2017

will try this............i am more in to stress as of now

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