So can we avoid emotional eating? Or is it again a case of keeping a balance?
I love all food and a good glass of wine, may I add. Those who know me would agree I eat alot! I have also had my fair share of lows and highs in life. However, I try to keep a balance of healthy eating and exercise during the week, with weekend treats of whatever I fancy.
With extremes of emotional states I know it is very difficult to be good all of the time, but all of the time, for many, would be boring or too restrictive; so why aim for 100%? How about 80% of the time?
To help cope with emotional eating, EXERCISE is a great self help strategy. It helps improve self esteem, reduces stress, wards of anxiety and depression, it can also encourage fat loss, increases energy levels, strengthens bones and muscles, plus lowers blood pressure. Basically EXERCISE can help us keep our emotions in check. If we learn how to keep them balancing on a slight see-saw, instead of a huge one, we may be able to avoid losing control of eating and drinking due to our emotional state.
Therefore, I believe our emotions and state of mind play a big part in our eating and drinking habits. The key is everything in moderation, not excess! If necessary seek advise and talk about it, take control of the situation.
Life is a roller coaster full of happy occasions as well as sad, so try to manage your lifestyle through the "ride of life!!"