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Your Emotional State

When you're feeling a little down in the dumps, checking out what's happening in the fridge or ordering in pizza may seem like a quick fix, but stress eating is a problem that plagues thousands and holds them back from reaching their goals.

The most basic way to stop is to starting asking yourself one simple question: "Am I hungry?" If the answer is no, don't just turn on the TV and run away from the feeling; draw your attention elsewhere. Write down what's going on in your journal, call a close friend, or head out on a walk to clear your mind. Whatever is going on won't be solved with food.

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