Is reaching into the biscuit tin or fridge your way of coping with a bad day? Put a stop to a stress-eating and keep the scales moving the right way with these four expert-approved solutions
IDENTIFY EATING TRIGGERS
These are the stressful situations that spur you to eat. To pinpoint them, record what and when you eat, how you’re feeling and just how hungry or full you are.
FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE
If stress eating makes you feel better, plan some other feel-good activities you could do. Make a list and keep it handy.
Keeping ‘comfort’ foods nearby makes it easier to turn to them when stress hits. Instead, aim to have healthy snacks at hand.
Working out and getting outdoors regularly will make you feel better mentally, too. A simple brisk walk will reduce those cravings for sugary treats.