, personal trainer and fitness pro in Vancouver, Canada, warns that if you're eating because you're bored or plan food around TV shows or other activities (and not for nutritional purposes), you're likely emotional eating. Certain foods and meals make you feel happy if you've had a hard day or feel restless, but you should really only eat if you're hungry—not to make yourself feel better.
Palacios cautions that emotional eating can cause you to consume extra calories mindlessly from fat and sugar—these are the foods that make you feel good. Also, if you don't pay attention to the volume of what you eat, it can cause you to eat way more calories than you should. Hello, weight gain!
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