Avoiding Emotional Eating At the Coffee Shop

Sarah Blunden, P.Dt, CDE, CPT, Professional Dietitian, talks about how to be aware of eating the wrong foods when it could be linked to mental health and mood.

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Sarah Blunden, P.Dt, CDE, CPT, Professional Dietitian, talks about how to be aware of eating the wrong foods when it could be linked to mental health and mood.
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Featuring Sarah Blunden, P.Dt, CDE, CPT, Professional Dietitian

Duration: 49 seconds

Here’s a tip for when you’re at the coffee shop, and maybe that morning or afternoon you’re feeling a bit down, or really stressed out, or angry, and you’re looking at the counter and those fresh cakes and muffins and thinking “I’d really like a piece of cake or muffin to go with my coffee.”

What we need to do is take a step back and identify and ask the question “Why do I want this muffin or cake?” If it’s in relation to an emotion, we need to first identify that and be conscious that this is why we’re making this food choice.

And then later on, we’ll be able to find steps to find better options.

Presenter: Ms. Sarah Blunden, Registered Dietitian, Ville Saint-Laurent, QC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.