When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, you hear a lot of talk about stimulus control, stress management techniques, and cognitive reframing. This is all well and good (and you’ll be hearing some of that here), but it doesn&rsq... 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
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
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
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
Is eating 2000 calories too much for me? I'm 17 years old, 110lb, 5.7 and workout at least three days a week for an hour. I'm scared that I'm gaining stomach fat from eating all of my calories in one small and two huge meals later, I always overeat... Read more
I am returning to sparkpeople after, I think, about 10 years. The first time around I lost about 60-70 lbs. I have only gained back about 20. But, it's uncomfortable and it's largely due to depression, poor nutrition, and laziness in this summer heat... Read more
If I want to eat something that is not a part of my plan, I wait 24 hours. If I still want it, I allow/plan for it in the next day's meal plan. Usually, by the next day, I've forgotten about it but if not I can still have it (planned) the next day.... Read more
It's always been hard for me to come back from a slip up. With a little bit of yoga breathing, I've learned to let go of the disappointment and not turn to emotional eating. Yoga has always taught me to focus on my breath as a way of "staying in the... 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
By Melissa McCreery, PhD, ACC
Learning to prioritize yourself and to claim time for your goals is critical for long term success with health and weight loss. Staying on track, finding the time, and maintaining motivation can be major challenges... Read more
So...we are all on here for the same reasons...we are on a journey buildng better relationships with ourselves, our bodies and the food we put in it. Hence we all at some point or another have to deal with the issue of emotional eating.
For me... Read more
To quote a friend, "ugh and blah." That's how I'm feeling right about now. The reason? I let my emotions get the best of me.
I have struggled with emotional eating my whole life. Had a bad day? Well, Ben and jerry's could fix that. Argument with m... Read more
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