Vogue – During this unprecedented time, we’re all processing stress differently. But for many in lockdown, the realities of socially distanced living are having a dramatic impact on our eating habits.

“When experiencing stress, appetite can be affected in a few different ways,” explains Joi Britt, a clinical social worker and therapist at DRK Beauty Healing. “Some people find themselves binge eating as a way to cope with the feelings of being overwhelmed, while others find themselves not eating for extended hours or days.” If it’s the latter, you may find that no matter how much you meal prep, cook, or try to stock the house with the necessary foods to keep your body healthy, it’s still difficult to maintain a healthy appetite. If this is the case, begin the process of rebuilding your appetite by identifying your stressors. “Once you have done that, gauge ways that you might be able to reduce the stress; be it asking for help, support, or taking a break,” Britt says…

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