The Easiest Way To Stop Emotional Eating

Raise your hand if you’ve ever found yourself halfway through a bag of quinoa chips before asking yourself, “Wait, am I just eating because I’m bored?” Or sad. Or anxious. Or fill in any other emotion here.

You’re definitely not alone. “As humans, eating is linked to so many emotions,” says Lauren Fowler, R.D.N., a specialist in mindful eating. “Many people turn to food as a way to cope with emotions when they don’t know how to express them.” (Kick-start your new, healthy routine with Women’s Health’s 12-Week Total-Body Transformation!)

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