I don't remember where I found this but with the holidays coming up I thought it might be a good repost.
It might seem like holiday eating comes from the
fact that delicious foods are readily accessible almost everywhere you go, but
that is a small part of it. Emotional Eating
is the main reason people gain weight over the holidays.
Emotional Eating really takes hold at this time of year because tensions run
high. Understanding the 12 types of holiday eating and how to tackle them will
help you regain the pleasure of the holidays (or for some enjoy them for the
first time) as well as preventing the extra pounds that can pile up at this
time of year.
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If you get really hungry when you feel angry, depressed, anxious, bored or
lonely, you use food to dull the pain that these emotions cause.
Tip: Holidays can bring up all of these emotions. Spend some time determining
what else besides food can soothe your anger, depression, and anxiety.