Have you ever found yourself opening the fridge when you are sad or stressed? Sometimes snacks seem to calm us down during stress. But usually, it leads to overeating.
Negative emotions may lead to a feeling of emptiness or an emotional void. Food is believed to be a way to fill that void and create a false feeling of “fullness” or temporary wholeness.
It’s so easy to confuse the true hunger and the emotional one. According to the Mayo Clinic, several differences might help clue you into what you’re experiencing. You can see it in the picture below.
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