Emotional eating is when people use food to cope with their emotions. Most often, it’s in response to negative feelings like stress or sadness. Emotional eaters are more likely to put on weight because they tend to choose high-fat snacks that don’t satisfy them for very long. They also eat quickly and mindlessly while doing other activities such as watching TV or surfing the web which can lead to overeating without knowing how much they’ve eaten until after they’re done snacking! There are ways you can stop emotional eating including being aware of your triggers, getting support from family members and friends, exercising daily if possible, surrounding yourself with positive messages about body image by looking at photos of fit bikini models, etc., and eating a healthy snack in between meals.
Here are some great ways to make sure you stay on track with your snacks:
– Go for fresh fruit instead of dried fruit which is higher in sugar and more processed
– Nuts, seeds, or nut butter – all packed with protein and good fats! Organic and Yummy Cinnamon Almond Butter is also an excellent choice if you’re looking for something savory. Check out this link to see how it’s done: https://naturesgarden.net/blogs/tips-recipes/organic-dairy-free-and-yummy-cinnamon-almond-butter-from-natures-garden
– Oatmeal made using water (not milk) that has been microwaved or cooked slowly at low heat until thickened into a porridge is another healthy option especially when topped off with cinnamon and banana slices…yum! Check out this link to see how it’s done: https://naturesgarden.net/blogs/tips-recipes/keto-overnight-oats
– Smoothies are another great choice! Just make sure to use low-fat or nonfat yogurt and milk. If you’re looking for a little more sweetness, add in some agave nectar instead of sugar – it’s healthier because it comes from cactus plants and is lower on the glycemic index than plain old processed white table sugar. You can also try using berries as well as bananas which give your smoothie better flavor and texture (and they contain antioxidants!) Bananas alone will help thicken up your smoothie too without adding any extra calories like ice cream would do so go ahead and enjoy those banana nut muffins guilt-free now that you know how easy it is to clean them up with a healthy twist: https://naturesgarden.net/blogs/tips-recipes/organic-trail-mix-chocolate-smoothie
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