Emotional eating habit can be broken, psychologist says (includes video story)

Emotional eating is a common habit among people today. Though it may be triggered by stress or sadness, there are ways to fight it.

“Emotional eating tends to be very specific,” said Leslie Heinberg, a psychologist at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. “You are hungry for cookies. You are not hungry for anything that somebody would put in front of you.”

Heinberg recommends keeping healthy snacks around to fight this craving and distracting yourself with activities that won’t let you eat.

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