Emotional overeating is when people let their emotions decide what, when, and how much to eat.
If people are stressed out, sad, anxious, or just don't want to think about their problems they'll often turn to food.
Some times without even realizing it people will eat something - usually sweet or salty - to deal with things that are troubling them. This can cause them to become overweight and unhealthy. Overeating can cause you to feel worse rather than better. If you overeat it can affect your health in different ways-Cancer, Heart disease, Heart attacks, and Strokes can all be caused by overeating.
Emotionally overeating can also cause more emotional issues, it can cause you to feel guilty - which often leads to more overeating. If you gain weight - which can cause you to think your unattractive or ugly- that can cause you to not want to leave the house, that alone can cause you to gain weight.
With certain people overeating to the point of being overweight can lead to a total stop of eating anything, which is bad for your body in even more ways.
So for Emotional Overeating Awareness month try to be aware of what your eating and your stress level. If you do think you have a problem with this talk to some one about it. There may be a way yo help with your emotional problems that you are unaware of...and that don't involve eating.
Happy Emotional Overeating Awareness Month