- Emotion. Eating as a coping mechanism, to numb suffering, calm fears, or combat loneliness are typical examples of emotional eating.
- Reward. Eating indulgently to reward yourself for a job well done is another way to misuse food and overeat.
- Seeking acceptance. Eating to be socially accepted or fit, or so you don't offend a party host, are other surefire ways to sabotage weight-loss goals through overeating.
- Boredom. Eating due to boredom or the perceived lack of anything else to do is an overeating trap that requires keeping your mind and body stimulated and busy.
- Procrastination. Eating to procrastinate or avoid a chore defeats two purposes; weight loss and getting things done.
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