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Emotional Eating Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Emotional Eating.

Tame the Emotional Eating Beast for Good

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

Get a Handle on Emotional Eating

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

Take Action Against Emotional Eating

HEADLINE: Emotional Eating is a Problem Your reaction: Tell me something I don’t know… By now, you likely know what emotional eating is. You probably realize that emotions cause 75% of overeating. You're a...  Read more

De-Stress in 3 Minutes or Less

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

Stop Emotional Eating Before It Starts

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

How many calories do u eat for dinner? I feel like
Updated 9/28/2016 2:54:26 AM

How many calories do u eat for dinner? I feel like lately my calories for dinner have been thru the roof (although I'm still in range for the day) I feel bad when I go over 500 for dinner...  Read more

Trying to watch what I'm eating. Any healthy food
Updated 9/28/2016 1:18:52 AM

Trying to watch what I'm eating. Any healthy food ideas? (Not vegan) Feel free to tell me anything that's good....  Read more

Does anyone feel like they are eating more when th
Updated 9/27/2016 10:53:47 PM

Does anyone feel like they are eating more when they start??? I started a week ago and was so concerned with being below my calories I was starving. Now if I'm hungry I go right to my range... But then it feels I'm always eating... Is this right?...  Read more

Ate more than I intended for dinner. Weighed & mea
Updated 9/27/2016 10:14:12 PM

Ate more than I intended for dinner. Weighed & measured and tracked best that I could. Homemade meatloaf offered at last minute, not entirely sure of calories but I think I am just under 2000....  Read more

Binge Eating
Updated 9/28/2016 6:58:02 AM

Hey Spark People! I was a binge eater for way too long. I had many shameful moments with very large amounts of food. However, after doing a lot of work on myself and really understanding why I binged, I'm happy to say I don't do it anymore. If anyo...  Read more

24 hour rule

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

Stay in the Moment

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


A wonderful group from Michigan who joined sparkpeople in hopes of getting control of their weight and learn to eat healthy. ...  Read more

Dealing with Emotional Eating, from a Man's Perspective

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

9 Ways to Conquer Emotional Eating

"When I get stressed out, I can polish off a dozen Munchkins in no time flat," admits Jennifer, 37, a New Jersey mom of four. Pressure is at its worst when her husband travels for business. The housework piles up, the kids want more attenti...  Read more

There is emotional eating and emotional eating

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

I fought emotional eating...and emotional eating won!

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