(HealthDay News) -- Do you come home from a stressful day at work and reach for a bag of chips, a pint of ice cream or a handful of cookies?
If that's the case, you may be "eating emotionally." This is often referred to by psychologists as counter-productive coping. It helps you manage stress in the short run, but in the long run it can lead to weight gain and possible health problems.
Consider these five tips to avoid eating emotionally: