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
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
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
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
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
When I started this journey I was a carb-o-holic lol. I could eat an entire loaf of bread with one meal. After about 3 months of eating healthy, exercising, and losing weight, I noticed I was eating considerably less breads. I was eating 100% whole w... Read more
Hello Sparkpeople world. I am a 34 computer tech who trying to get my fitness and nutrition back on track. I will try to keep this as short as possible, but I think getting this out will help me refocus. Every since high school I had been around 2... Read more
Yes, I'm a wedding day loser! (ie trying to lose a few to be sure I look Ah-May-Zing in that gown hanging on my closet door.
I get frustrated that I constantly have to be 'aware' ALL THE TIME of my food choices. It doesn't matter what stage of... Read more
Hello. I am trying to get my meal plan together for the week so I can start carb cycling on Monday. I am excited to get started. I do I is that the books had a sample week of foods already made up to make this process easier. I'm afraid of getting so... Read more
I realized today I haven't gone anywhere except to visit with family in over 40 years. The last time I took a trip for fun and pleasure was in about 1975 with my friend Ed. We went to Pennsylvania. Ed's older brother died as a prisoner during the... 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
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
Last month I had the privilege to attend a running symposium sponsored by one of my local area hospitals here in Dallas. The highlight of the event was having the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of legendary running coach, Greg McMil... Read more
You know what? It has not helped me ONE IOTA. I look in there when I want to binge, and I am not overcome with love of all kinds, LOL. It is a nice box of treasures, but not the key to my overeating.
Good news, though. I have come to kn... Read more
This morning when I was getting ready I started to think about writing this blog because of how my day went yesterday. What popped into my head was this question, “how often is what you are feeling really hunger?” I answered myself almost immedia... Read more
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