There’s a big emotional angle to both weight gain and loss. Continuous raised levels of stress hormones cause the body to perform much less efficiently and at a lower performance level. Emotional eating, when stressed out, is one for the surest ways of putting on unhealthy weight. Try the following:
Identify stress triggers. Are there relationship issues that cause pain? Or perhaps family or work-life imbalance? Identify your triggers to take active steps to tackle stress before it gets out of control.
Find alternatives to food. Once you know what causes you to eat more, set up healthy systems to avoid eating in those situations. Learn healthy ways to relax and reward yourself.
Get professional help if necessary. If your own methods don’t stop stress eating, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Psychologists will help you deal with emotional eating and find solutions to curb the habit.