Emotional Eating

We rarely eat to satisfy true physiological hunger. Consumption of certain foods are utilised to aid in emotional repression and therapy and these foods can override the hormonal controlled hunger centre – making them far easier to overconsume. Knowing how to identify triggers and how to identify psychological compared to physiological hunger are key considerations in overeating and the associated consequences.

Learning outcomes:

  • Psychological reasons why we eat
  • How psychological hunger can drive physiological hunger
  • Type of foods eaten for emotional reasons and the endorphin system
  • How to identify emotional eating and how to prevent it

Thursday 15th November 2018

15:55 - 16:25

Prevention & Obesity in Practice


Matthew Whitaker
Researcher and Trainer in Public Health, Xpert Health

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