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Saturday 23 September 2017

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How often do you eat the wrong foods or overeat when . . .

1> You're feeling down or browned off?

A> Often B> Rarely

2> You're trying to postpone doing something you don't feel like doing?

A> Often B> Rarely

3> You're tired and need a pick me up?

A> Often B> Rarely

4> You're stressed or frustrated?

A> Often B> Rarely

5> You're bored and can't think of anything better to do?

A> Often B> Rarely

6> How often do you go out of your way to satisfy a particular food craving?

A> Often B> Rarely

7> To reward yourself?

A> Often B> Rarely

8> How often do you eat past the point of just feeling mildly full?

A> Often B> Rarely

9> How often do you experience a sudden urge for a specific food?

A> Often B> Rarely

10> How often do you feel secretive or guilty in relation to what and how much you ate?

A> Often B> Rarely

Mostly As

If you answered mostly As then emotional eating is an issue for you and it's probably sabotaging your weight-loss efforts.

But the good news is that you can take steps to regain control over your eating habits.

See above for my top five tips on how to overcome emotional eating.

Mostly Bs

Your eating patterns have little to do with emotional eating. Even if you experience occasional episodes of overeating, this is actually quite natural.

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