No matter the emotion, everyone feels food is the cure. In this episode of “Better You”, Dr. Preeti Parikh discusses the signs and reasoning behind emotional eating.
Emotional eating can be triggered by feelings of anxiety, stress, or even happiness. Dr. Parikh goes into detail about the various signs of emotional eating, and gives tips on what to do to try to break the habit.
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