How to Manage Stress Eating During the Pandemic and Safer-at-Home Orders

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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.

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Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television, video, and podcast host whose work has appeared in publications like TechCrunch, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Motor Trend, Shondaland, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories that change the way we see, interact with, and relate to the world. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 500-hour yoga teacher.

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