Lesson 9: Food And Relapse Prevention - Slide  4

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Negative Moods Motivate Us To Eat

  • Tense or anxious moods cue us to eat so we have extra energy to overcome adversity
  • Stress acts as a cue for eating
  • Depression is frequently linked with eating too much or too little
  • Weight loss dieting causes stress and negative moods which cue us to eat
  • This is a vicious cycle

Pg. 8, 9, “Calm energy, how people regulate mood with food and exercise,” Robert E. Thayer, PH.D., Oxford University Press, New York, 2001

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