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Given the current environment with the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are likely to be experiencing a higher level of stress and anxiety. These feelings can stem from uncertainty around the future, fear for the health of ourselves and loved ones, and concerns around the economy and our financial security.
On top of this, we’re also adjusting to new routines which involve working from home and limited social interaction.
Under these circumstances, it’s understandable that we’ll be experiencing heightened emotions, which for some of us can mean we’re more likely to turn to food as a source of comfort.
This guide will discuss what emotional eating is, the scientific explanation behind emotional eating, and how this behaviour can turn into a