If you respond to emotional situations (Sad or happy) by overeating and you wish to change your response, there are some solutions.

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Think About How You Eat

The way that you eat can be more significant than what you eat. Your eating habits play a more important role than the food you consume.

Take a look at your eating patterns. Learn about emotional overeating and try to address your relationship with food. If you can, try to only eat healthy foods when you feel the need to eat. This could help you to gain more control over your eating.

Find Alternative Ways of Dealing with Stress 

Dealing with stress in a different way could help you to feel better. Whether you go for a walk, meditate, dance, write, sing, paint, or read a book, dealing with stress in a healthy way can make a real difference.

Reduce Your Portion Sizes 

Working out your portion sizes can encourage you to develop better eating habits. Start by using a smaller plate as it will quickly look quite full. This can trick your brain into thinking you’ve eaten more than you have.

Ask for Help 

There’s no shame in asking for help, it is ok. Many people have ways of coping with stress and upsetting situations, your way might involve food, another person’s might be alcohol, exercise, singing, and so on. There are local and national support groups that could help you.

Search online for support groups or organisations that could offer you the help you need. Please don’t be afraid to speak to your doctor about your coping mechanism. They may be able to help you.

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.