Eating is more than something we do to nourish our bodies with vital nutrients. It's also an activity we do out of habit, like nail biting, hair twirling, or finger tapping. And sometimes, we habitually turn to food in response to certain emotion... Read more
HEADLINE: Emotional Eating is a Problem
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By now, you likely know what emotional eating is. You probably realize that emotions cause 75% of overeating. You're a... Read more
Ever been angry or upset one minute and then on your couch eating the next, unable to remember why you started eating or how long you had spent munching? If so, then you have entered the world of emotional eating. It’s something than can ha... Read more
Got money problems? These days, when many people earn the equivalent of 4 gallons of gas per hour, who doesn’t?
For many people, money problems go beyond coping with rising prices or tweaking your budget to keep your expenses within your m... Read more
What is the single, most common problem that most dieters face when trying to lose weight? Will power? Nah. Temptation? Sometimes. Emotional eating? Bingo! That’s why it takes so much more than good intentions and information about nutrition an... Read more
Need help! I can go without eating for a very long time, but the second I do, crazy cravings for sweets and salty foods become overwhelming. I'm trying not to eat in between meals but this makes me not want to eat at all, it triggers cravings.... Read more
I've eaten when I was bored, but I have NEVER eaten food after a bad day, or try to numb negative emotions, because I logically know that it wouldn't help anything and I would just feel worse after.
I'll probably get yelled at for sounding sanct... Read more
Just read in Yoga Journal where the author mentioned she got back on track by hearing a teacher talk about how to "place the body" in a certain posture vs. "your body"...she thought about this when dealing with food cravings and emotional eating. D... Read more
Make a deal with the emotional eating monster that resides in the back of your mind! Whenever you are fighting it calm down work through the emotion and then make a deal that you have to do an extra workout or clean the whole house before you can hav... Read more
Hi, my name is Jerome and I am an emotional eater. There, I said it. I mean, I’ve said it before out loud.But I thought it was important that I write it down. I am a man who is an emotional eater. You know what emotional ea... Read more
Have you ever had a bad day and then headed home only to blow your calorie count out of the water? How about those days when you are so frustrated that you can’t even wait to get home and repeatedly hit the vending machine for a treat?
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- Be kind to yourself
- Treat yourself with the respect you deserve and give others
- Set a timer (20 mins)
- Feel good feel proud
- Sip green tea
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Knowing how your emotions can steer your desire to eat will help you resist your cravings and, ideally, avoid them altogether. Depression and anger contribute to hedonistic and emotional eating. Your goal: Keep your feel-good hormones level, so you'... Read more
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