Emotional Eating Quiz
Do you eat when you’re upset or stressed? (YES/NO)
Do you feel guilty after you binge? (YES/NO)
Do you make self-deprecating remarks about your eating? (YES/NO)
Do you use food to express your love? (YES/NO)
Do you overeat after denying yourself certain foods? (YES/NO)
If you answer “yes” to 3 or more of these questions, you may be an emotional eater.
Here are some ways to cope with emotional eating.
- Exercise – It’s a proven remedy to relieve stress and anxiety and boost your self-esteem.
- Get Support – Talk to a friend or touch base with a support group about how you’re feeling.
- Drink water or tea - Before you reach for food, have a glass of water or a cup of tea. It will often fill you up and get rid of your craving.
- Take a walk - Walking is good for your body, but it's always a great way to practice moving meditation and work through problems.
- Listen to music – Favourite songs are a great way to distract yourself from eating mindlessly.
- Do yoga - Relaxing your body and mind is a great way to take a step back from big emotions before you do something you might regret.
- Get some sleep – Resting your mind and your body is essential to keeping your eating habits on track.
- Talk to your doctor – If you cannot gain control of your emotional eating on your own, discuss options with your doctor or a mental health professional.