How to control binge eating caused by anxiety?

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Cashing anxiety, stress and other troubles in food is a common reflex in many people. The result is frustration with both the emotional state as with the exaggerated consumption. This practice is associated with binge eating, a chemical disorder that disrupts the body's responses to hunger to satiety.

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According to the therapist and coach Erica Aidar, the problem may be related to depression and anxiety attacks. "People who have binge eat too much especially when they are dealing with a stressful situation, but does not help change eating habits without also investing in psychological treatment," he says.

During the process of nutritional education, it is important to pay attention to some factors, which will facilitate the establishment of new habits and benefiting psychological treatments. "Physical activity, for example, in addition to being important to burn the calories consumed excessively, the body releases substances that lower levels of depression and anxiety," he explains.

Tips to control the compulsion

  • Look plan what will eat during the day and do not have at home high-calorie foods, it helps to better control the will and momentum.
  • Do not expect to have too hungry to eat. The ideal is to make five to six meals a day - two main intermediaries and healthy snacks. This keeps the hunger hormones stable.
  • Chew slowly. The brain takes a few minutes to process the feeling of satiety.
  • Strive best to not take home anxiety - stress increases cortisol, a hormone that, when released in the body, increases uncontrollable urge to eat.
  • When you want to eat outside the scheduled times, divert the focus: read a magazine, watch a movie or talk to someone, for example.

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