|On the Red Carpet of Grammy Awards 2011|
Christina Aguilera looks heavier than ever. Aguilera confessed a while ago, when talking about her weight fluctuation, that she’s an emotional eater.
As the photo above shows -- at right, Aguilera in January 2010 and left, in January 2011 -- yes, she clearly has put on some weight (and much-needed, some might say.) But now, anyone who reads TMZ knows just how much Aguilera weighs: 100 lbs, according to the booking report from her recent arrest for public drunkenness.RELATED: The Emotional Eater's Book of Inspiration: 90 Truths You Need to Know to Overcome Your Food Addiction
People often turn to food when they feel stress, depress, angry, boring, lonely, frustrated or anxiety. Changing that automatic response to food whenever we feel bad about ourselves is not easy but it's worth the time to learn to control what to put in your mouth to lose weight.
Here are 7 ideas from Exercise Guide, Paige Waehner on how to control your emotional eating:
1. ExerciseIt helps relieve stress and anxiety, generates energy and it makes you feel good about yourself.
2. Get in touch
Talking to a friend or an online support group may give you the support you need to avoid reaching for.
3. Drink water
We often mistake thirst for hunger and filling up with water may help you avoid extra calories.
4. Take a walk
Walking is good for your body, but it's always a great way to practice moving meditation and work through problems.
5. Listen to your favorite song
Music can be a great way to sooth yourself when you're stressed, bored or tired.
6. Drink some tea
One of my favorite ways to curb unexpected cravings is to drink herbal tea. It fills me up and adding a little honey often satisfies my sweet tooth.
7. Try yoga
Relaxing your body and mind is a great way to take a step back from big emotions before you do something you might regret.
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