9 Ways to Break the Cycle of Comfort Eating

Learn how you use food to feel better, and what you should be doing instead to boost your mood (12 Photos)

Carol Landau Ph.D. on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:40PM

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9 Ways to Break the Cycle of Comfort Eating

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Managing the Food-Mood Dilemma

Many women turn to food to manage their moods. Unfortunately, what we call “comfort food” is usually loaded with saturated fats and sugary carbohydrates. Eating too much of these feel-good foods can cause weight gain, which in turn makes us feel ashamed of our bodies. These feelings, of course, can have an effect on our moods. It’s a good idea then to talk to other women who are trying to manage their moods and to work toward creating healthier strategies. Read on for my tips for breaking the food-mood cycle.

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