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Studies have shown that people who are experiencing anger are more likely to crave crunchy, salty foods such as potato chips and salted nuts, as the clenching and unclenching of the jaw releases tension. Next time you start burning up with anger, trade the giant pack of guilt-ridden chips for a quick walk or run around the block. You’ll work off the adrenaline and get some much-needed fresh air.

How to stop emotional eating

As we enter into the New Year and kick-start our weight-loss resolutions, it can be difficult to shed the festive season bulge when we allow our emotions to dictate what we eat. We help you get your year off to a healthy start by recognizing emotional triggers and dealing with them without the calorie blow-out.