Baby Boomer Addictions: Stop Emotional Overeating

Experts say nearly 36% of baby boomers are obese and emotional overeating may play a role. This behavior includes eating binges or grazing, preoccupation with reducing diets, starving, laxative or diuretic abuse, inducing vomiting after eating, chewing and spitting out food, fantasies about food and a constant preoccupation with food. Many emotional overeaters use food as a reward or comfort, says Tricia Greaves of The Nelson Center for Emotional Healing.