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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

Well do believe I have a ulcer. Can't eat much bec
Updated 7/30/2016 6:16:51 PM

Well do believe I have a ulcer. Can't eat much becUse my belly is hurting so bad. Taking meds. Hopefully it will heal on its own...  Read more

Is eating 2000 calories too much for me? I'm 17 years old, 110lb, 5.7 and workout at least three day
Updated 7/30/2016 5:34:21 PM

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 need initial motivation to eat healthier
Updated 7/30/2016 7:03:45 PM

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

Day 2 of not eating beef I turned down a nacho sup
Updated 7/30/2016 4:30:13 PM

Day 2 of not eating beef I turned down a nacho supreme salad...  Read more

Just realized that in one sitting, I ate more than
Updated 7/30/2016 4:59:49 PM

Just realized that in one sitting, I ate more than half my calories for the day :(...  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

How to Prioritize Yourself AND Be More Effective in Your Life

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

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