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Worldwide more than one billion people are overweight and more than eight-million people suffer from eating disorders (Adriaanse, Ridder, Evers 1; Smith 9). Most people aren’t extremely fit. Everyone has some problem with food, to an extent. For most people the problems are under control, but this is not the case for everyone. Unhealthy relationships with food can have serious consequences.
Unhealthy eating habits can contribute to these consequences. One common unhealthy mannerism that many people don’t realize they have is the tendency to eat emotionally. If you don’t know what emotional eating is Adriaanse, Ridder, and Evers define it as “the tendency to over eat in response to negative emotions such as anxiety or irritability” (1). The reason many people can’t tell that they are emotional eaters is because when they’re upset they can’t tell their emotions apart from their hunger, and once they’re calm they can’t recall what they were feeling while upset, because of this it’s hard to connect emotional eating to food consumption (Adriaanse, Ridder, Evers 1-2). Most evidence about…