We turn to food for a number of reasons, be it hunger, comfort, stress, boredom or celebration and food plays an important role in our social lives. But it is important to recognise when these reactions may be affecting our health and our weight.
People react differently to different situations and when it comes to stress, food is often the first port of call. Many of us will turn to comforting food to make us feel better, while others will become so focused on the stress that they lose their appetites.
Food is here to enjoy and to fuel our bodies, but stress is unfortunately a regular visitor in life and turning to food may not always be the answer. How can we be more mindful of what we are eating? What can we do to manage stressful situations and know what to eat when times get difficult?
Create a routine
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