Change your usual response to stress and other triggers
When you start to recognize your emotional eating triggers, you can change the way you respond to them. Instead of reaching for a candy bar or bag of chips to soothe your emotions, try these ideas instead:
Take a short relaxation break.
time to stop and think about what is really bothering you and how you could
deal with it.
Change what you're doing. Take a short walk down the
hall or around the block.
Call a friend.
If you are
truly hungry, reach for a healthy meal or snack. Focus on the experience of
eating, and enjoy your food.