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Are you stress eating? Manage those cravings with 7 unbeatable tips

Emotional eating is using food to make yourself feel better. It's a new way to deal with stress and anxiety, which is becoming very common with each passing day. People try to fulfill their emotional needs by stuffing food and later feel guilty about the same. 

Health Desk Written by: Health Desk New Delhi Published on: April 06, 2022 13:24 IST
7 Unbeatable tips that will help you in managing stress eating

7 Unbeatable tips that will help you in managing stress eating


  • A walk or a long run can help you deal with stress eating
  • Sleep deprivation can cause stress eating problem
  • Meditating for at least 15 minutes is recommended for people who stress eats

Stress eating or emotional eating is a very common problem which is found in people these days. It has become normal for them to eat bags full of chips and other snacks when they feel emotional pressure on themselves. Many people try to fix their problems by using food as a solution to their issues and by indulging themselves in unhealthy bingeing. But, they hardly realise that it's just a temporary fix and the anxiousness will return as soon as they finish their food.

Below are a few tips that can help you deal with stress eating-

Eat regular and balanced meals

A balanced meal is the best solution that can prevent binge eating when you are stressed or emotional. Many people who are currently working from home have developed a habit of munching on snacks. Try to avoid this and include some healthy vegetables, nutrients, and proteins in your diet.

Keep a record

Try to keep a food diary or journal that will help you manage your food cycle. It will act as a barrier that will stop you from emotional eating.


Meditating is known as the best stressbuster, which can help you with emotional eating. Meditating for at least 15 minutes regularly can be a great help if you are stress eating.

Perform other activities

There are many activities you can enjoy without having to eat or think about food. You can go for a walk, read a book, learn a new art, do yoga, etc.

Sleep pattern

If you are not taking proper sleep, then it can increase your hunger and cravings for food. Try to improve your sleep cycle by using less TV, phones, and tablets before bedtime.

Take a break

Try to take out some time and go for a walk or a long run. It will help you to fight stress and calm you. A break will help you to lighten up your mood without even thinking about food.

Wait for a few minutes

If anxiety is hitting you and you are looking for food to escape your problem, try to control yourself. It’s not hunger that is troubling you. It is your problem that is creating pressure on you to avoid confrontation for a small period of time.


Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Please consult a doctor before starting any fitness regime or medical advice.


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