Are you mad, exhausted, bored, depressed? Or are you jubilant, nervous, excited, joyous?
Both negative and positive emotions can entice you to eat when you don’t need to, or worse, eat the wrong thing to feel better, calmer, even more in control.
But those are all the wrong reasons to eat. In fact, doing so regularly can quickly pack on unwanted pounds which can be even more difficult to lose.
Dr. Seun Sowemimo is a surgeon, but he is also a nationally recognized expert on issues related to obesity and weight management. BlackDoctor.org recently asked for his expertise about why our emotions can compel us to eat for all the wrong reasons.
4 Expert-Proven Strategies to Overcome Emotional Overeating
“It’s so easy to run to the refrigerator to grab that one delicious snack that makes you forget all of your cares. Who wouldn’t want a warm glazed donut that’s been heated in the microwave for 10 seconds to satiate that inner pain of the workday? Or who can forget those cherry-flavored licorice sticks that you chomp down on while typing at the computer?
Guilty? Emotional overeating is a problem and it comes in many forms. It can be provoked by stress, boredom, anger and even happiness. BlackDoctor.org spoke with Dr. Oluseun A. Sowemimo (better known as Dr. Seun) to get a better understanding of emotional overeating.”
What causes emotional overeating?
What are four things that people can do to overcome emotional overeating?”
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Have you been unsuccessful with traditional diets?
For many people, traditional diets and exercise programs just don’t work. Or, the weight lost is eventually gained back—and more. If this sounds like you, and you are more than 100 pounds overweight, or dealing with obesity-related health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol or are dealing with sleep apnea, a surgical weight loss solution might be right for you.
Dr. Seun hosts a monthly Patient Seminar for people considering a bariatric weight loss solution. The session is free and you are invited to bring along supportive friends and family members to learn more.
Talk with your doctor about a bariatric weight loss solution or call Prime Surgicare at 732-982-2002 to set up a one-on-one consultation with directly with Dr. Seun.
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About Dr. Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS
Dr. Seun is a top NJ bariatric surgeon and the medical director at Prime Surgicare, with offices in Freehold serving Monmouth and Ocean counties. He is board-certified, Columbia and Yale University fellowship-trained in advanced laparoscopic, bariatric and general surgery.
To learn more, visit his YouTube channel or call Prime Surgicare at (732)-982-2002.