Considering how many of us relate to food far more emotionally than rationally, I think this applies to a lot of folks.
If you are one of the emotional eaters, try looking at your situation with your mind instead.
The way we feed children may be just as important as what we feed them.
By Claire Farrow, Emma Haycraft, Jackie Blissett / The Conversation May 16, 2016
Food can be an extremely effective tool for calming young children. If they are bored on a long car journey, or fed up with being in the pushchair, many parents use snack foods to distract them for a little longer. Or if children are upset because they have hurt themselves or want something they cannot have, the offer of something sweet is often used to “make them feel better.”
But what are the effects of using food as a tool to deal with emotions like boredom or sadness? Does it turn children into adults who cannot cope with being bored or upset without a sweet snack? Probably not. There certainly isn’t any evidence to suggest that occasionally resorting to the biscuit tin…
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