12 Ways to Prevent Stress Eating When You’re Stuck at Home

Self-quarantining seems to be the way of life right now to protect ourselves from COVID-19.  Unfortunately, having to remain at home can lead to some really bad habits including overeating caused by anxiety and stress.

Actually, it’s quite normal for people to indulge in comfort food when under stress, but overeating can lead to negative effects on your health and will lead to even more stress and anxiety.

Here are some great ideas to stop stress eating while staying at home:

One of the best ways to prevent overeating is knowing why this is happening and the best way to understand this is to pay attention to yourself. There are many reasons including stress, anxiety, and depression.

If you are eating too often or too much, it’s time to take a closer look at yourself.  First and foremost, determine whether you are actually hungry or something else is bothering you.

Try and get in the habit of finding out how you feel before you eat.  Are you stressed, bored, anxious, or lonely?  Evaluating the circumstance will help you understand what is driving you to overeat at this particular time and for the future.

If you are having problems trying to stop bad eating habits, you should consider seeking out help for various disorders. If you continually overeat to the point of great discomfort, this could be a sign of an eating disorder and you should seek help.

1. Create A Healthy Meal Schedule

Just because you are stuck at home does not mean you can’t have a healthy meal schedule. Whether you are working out of your home or not, cook home meals and incorporate healthy products in your meal schedule.  If you are used to eating 3 meals a day, try and stick to the program and the same if you only eat 2 meals a day. Sticking to your normal schedule will help to prevent overeating and keep you on a good schedule.

Even though it’s really quite easy to stray away from normal habits with your new lifestyle, it really is important to try and maintain normal eating habits as much as possible.  The best nutritional plan is following your normal eating patterns based on your needs and normal eating times.

If for some reason, you feel totally off-track try incorporating two meals a day consisting of healthy products until you feel like you are back to some level of normal… Open the next page to continue reading.


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