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
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
Do you often feel like your weight loss efforts are a constant battle, with as many defeats as victories? Are you plagued by frequent cravings when you stick to your diet, and by guilt or shame when you don’t? Do you even remember what real hun... 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
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
I am an emotional eater. Specifically, I eat when I am anxious. I have stuck with my weight loss plan for over 2 weeks now, but today I am feeling overwhelmed. SO of course I really want to just start snacking on chips and cake and chocolate...How... Read more
I recently went from being a couch potato to being a runner on the treadmill after being encouraged to train for a 8K. The problem is adjusting what and when to eat before my running. Running with an empty stomach doesn't give me much energy to run.... Read more
What are everyone's thoughts on people that eliminate one kind of food for reasons that aren't connected to better health or personal beliefs? I thought of this because I have a few friends trying to lose weight and some seem to believe that they can... Read more
It is so difficult for me to eat healthy. All of my 19 year old life has been spent eating unhealthy foods. I honestly don't even know where to begin anymore. I live on-campus so eating healthy is much more difficult, and I am a full-time student tak... Read more
Does anyone else have a job that requires them to be on the road for at least half of the week?
I work as a Flight Attendant. I've finally gotten smart and started carrying my meals with me, since it's less expensive and my options at airports... Read more
I found a new trick to emotional eating! My ex-husband upset me so horribly yesterday and I couldn't fight the beast off any longer, I almost caved and went to McDonalds, but instead I stopped in with a friend and bought a few beauty products! It he... Read more
Next time you crave something, stop and ask yourself: Is it real hunger or is it emotional hunger?? If you haven't eaten in 3 or 4 hours, it's probably hunger, but if you are stressed, upset, even happy about something--it's probably emotional hunger... Read more
Anything triathlon! There are lots of great members in this group ranging from thinking about a triathlon to Ironman finisher. Anyone is welcome to stop by and ask questions and/or offer advice.... Read more
We recently sat in on a conference call with health expert Dr. Mehmet Oz, who shared with us some great tips on staying healthy throughout the holiday season. "The stress in holidays a lot more sophisticated and complex, with visiting relatives… and... 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
"The moment you are ready to quit is usually the moment when the miracle happens"
I read this today in a spark blog and it made me think. Do I consider weight loss a miracle?
Responsibility and consistency you would think would make weig... Read more
The following are posts that I put up on the SparkPeople Café that some how made it to the Message Board Hot Topics top 5 list. And, Sparkers have been leaving all kinds of helpful posts about their experiences with emotional eating. Thanks everyone... Read more
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