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15 Ways You Can Handle Holiday Overeating and Emotional Eating

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Make sure your expectations are in line with reality so you don’t set yourself up for disappointment or deplete your reserves so much that you overeat.”

3) “Keep Up Your Stress Reduction Routines”

“You are going to need your healthy ways of reducing stress more during the holidays. So don’t neglect to stock your fridge with fresh food or get healthy takeout, and do your aerobics, outdoor walking, yoga or meditation.

“If you really get pressed for time, incorporate walking into your daily routine. Always take the stairs, park an extra block away, clean your house, and so on.”

Sources:

Barth, Chrissy. Email interview. November 3, 2014.
http://www.nutritionlifestyleeducation.com

Sepel, Jessica. Email interview. November 3, 2014.
http://www.jessicasepel.com

Greenberg, Melanie. Email interview. November 3, 2014.
http://marinpsychologist.blogspot.com

Reviewed November 4, 2014
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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