Argumentative Essay: What Is Emotional Eating?

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Emotional Eating
I am sure you have all heard the saying at least once: “eating to live versus living to eat”. When you eat because you’re feeling sad or stressed remind yourself that what you’ll ultimately do is turn one problem into two. Emotional eating is using food to make yourself feel better - eating to satisfy emotional needs, rather than to satisfy physical hunger. Sometimes the strongest food cravings hit when you’re at your weakest point emotionally. Emotional eating can make you turn food into comfort which can sabotage your weight loss efforts. In a CBS report of 2009, it stated that women are less likely than men to lose weight while dieting because they tend to turn to food to relieve stress, or cope with unpleasant emotions
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Yet in our society, “living to eat”, can become an issue. When someone thinks of an emotional eater, you will probably imagine a girl crying after a break-up with her teary face inside of a tub of ice cream as she watches a depressing, romantic drama. Indeed, I will not deny it; this scenario probably happens quite often, but this is not the only instance of emotional eating.

However men are less likely to admit that they are dealing with emotional eating and since men have a higher metabolism, you may not be able to tell through weight that they are eating to satisfy emotional hunger. Men usually emotional eat when they are not in the right state of mind to address a situation. Also when a man feel like they are not able to put in and help out they turn to food. Even though men have a higher metabolism emotional eating can catch up with them and cause long term health issues. As mentioned earlier, when thinking of an emotional eater, many of us have the stereotypical image or a girl calling crying to her her friends after a break-up, as she invites them over to share her oversized tub of chocolate

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