Our expert says:
If you eat because of stress and anxiety you first need to learn better coping techniques. So I would recommend that you consult a clinical psychologist to assist you in getting control of your life and using other methods to defuse anxiety. In addition your can reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for 30 or more minutes a day. The exercise is important because it not only helps you lose weight, but also relaxes you when you are tense.
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