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How to Identify Stress Hunger & Stop Emotional Eating!

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Every year our local NAMI chapter puts on a wellness conference in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week in October. This year I was asked to present my workshop: “How to Stop Stress Eating,” which is based on one the books I’ve written.

It has been a few years since I’ve written on this subject, so I thought it would be good information to share again. First, let’s think about stress hunger.

This is when you are not physically hungry but your emotions, in response to stress, are trying to tell you otherwise. You seek out comfort foods to provide relief to what is really an emotional or mental problem: negative, unhelpful stress and anxiety.

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