We experience many emotions every day and it can be challenging to understand what each of these emotions mean specifically. There are the basic core emotions of fear, love, anger, sadness, surprise, joy that then ripple into many others that can be tough to identify. Understanding these emotions – and the way they affect our food choices – is not always easy.
Life is by no means perfect and the more negative emotions of sorrow, sadness, anxiousness or depression sometimes lead us to poorer choices in the food we eat as we look to soothe ourselves emotionally. Choosing our food to soothe us allows us to avoid the true emotion which creates a temporary sense of comfort that can then lead to overeating.