(HealthDay News) -- When feeling frazzled, many people turn to food for comfort. Stress eating, also called emotional eating, can occur because stress triggers certain food cravings.
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The Harvard Medical School mentions these alternatives to emotional eating:
- Meditate, which may help you ease stress and improve impulse control.
- Engage in regular exercise, especially in forms such as yoga or Tai chi.
- Seek support from friends and loved ones when stress takes over.
- Get rid of high-fat, high-sugar foods so you're not tempted when under stress.
-- Diana Kohnle
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