Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Why Do I Eat When I'm Not Hungry?

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Why Do I Eat When I'm Not Hungry?

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Byline: By Steven Swanson

As mentioned last week, over the next few weeks we will talk about healthy eating, with advice based around the Healthy Living Programme that is offered to members here at Greens.

The first point is one that many people will ask themselves almost every day: Why am I eating when I'm not hungry? Is it psychological? When people are asked why they eat, most say that they are bored, suffering from anxiety, comfort eating or simply being sociable.

So, if you're feeling a little down this could lead to weight gain, but if you are already overweight this can leave you feeling low. You can help yourself to avoid this predicament by becoming more active. If you're in the house try going for a walk, go to the gym or try a fitness video at home. These may be corny, but they provide the basics of a good light fitness regime.

One thing that you must remember is that comfort eating and anxiety are linked. For example, last time you felt low did you get some chocolate to cheer yourself up? …

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