Are you visiting your kitchen, nomming down on chips and sweets, more often as you stay safer at home? Do you stare blankly into the fridge, waiting for something to jump out at you late at night? Are you drinking more than you usually do, busting out the booze well before you usually would?
You’re not alone. The strongest foods cravings often hit when we are under stress, according to the Mayo Clinic. We also can get saddled with cravings when we’re bored. While you may not think that emotional eating — or drinking — is something you struggle with, the current pandemic may be triggering some less-than-stellar eating habits, and that’s perfectly normal. Here’s how to get a handle on any emotional eating that has come up.