Are You an Emotional Eater?
Have you ever had the urge to drown your frustrations in a fast-food chocolate milk shake after a stressful day at work? If so, you're not alone. Food is a great comfort, and the desire to overindulge can hit at any moment — whether you're hungry or not. Moods and emotions play a big role in the way we eat, and they can lead us to lose control if we don't keep them in check. Have you ever downed a whole pint of ice cream, a bag of cookies, or a big package of chips when you were feeling particularly anxious, stressed out, depressed, or even happy or excited? If so, you already know that emotional eating can derail your weight-loss (or weight maintenance) efforts. Take this quiz to find out how much of an impact your emotions have on your eating habits and learn positive ways to deal with emotions so you can avoid burying them under a mountain of food.