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Stopping Emotional Eating Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Stopping Emotional Eating.

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

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

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

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

10 Reasons You Eat When You're Not Actually Hungry

We've all done it, and sometimes we don't even realize when it's happening. Maybe you graze when you're bored, or reach your hand into the office candy jar each time you pass by. Perhaps when you're feeling sluggish in the afterno...  Read more

Wretched adverts! Nothing stops them...
Updated 5/4/2015 12:23:25 PM

Tried "opt out" but that only makes them worse with foreign adverts. De-selected all those listed; doesn't work, they still invade my screen and spoil concentration. Best solution so far seems to be to minimise screen ......  Read more

Would you describe yourself as eating emotionally then? I have that problem....I understand and know

Would you describe yourself as eating emotionally then? I have that problem....I understand and know what I need to do but I struggle with addictive eating. Another sparker suggested a book to me that has journal questions to progress through....  Read more

Having a tough time. My goal is to eat around 1,60
Updated 5/4/2015 8:19:13 AM

Having a tough time. My goal is to eat around 1,600 calories per day (sedentary per doctor's orders). The issue is I set my intention every day but still end up eating 3,000 to 4,000 calories. Does anyone have any tips? 30 y/o female, 140 lbs to lose...  Read more

So I need to learn not to binge eat even if it is
Updated 5/3/2015 10:49:45 AM

So I need to learn not to binge eat even if it is fruit. Fresh doesn't last long, but I have other fruits that are dried, and packaged. Help...  Read more

Ate out last night and indulged a little. I stayed
Updated 5/3/2015 11:46:10 AM

Ate out last night and indulged a little. I stayed under my calories butt ate some of the wrong kind. Corn tortilla chips and pork pozole soup. Corn is NOT paleo! Felt stuffed when I left too, I don't usually stuff myself. Was dreading my morning......  Read more

Stop Emotional Eating!

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

Is it Real Hunger?

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


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

7 Healthy Holiday Tips from Dr. Oz

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

A Simple Tip to Take Control of Mindless Eating

One of the 7 Secrets to a Strong Start is to focus on developing healthy habits, not losing weight. One habit that many people struggle with is mindless eating. The 10 Steps to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle Mind Over Body plan can help you with t...  Read more

The Miracle Question about stopping emotional eating

from SP Coach Dean Anderson Solution-Focused Approach to Weight Loss Ask the Right Questions, Find the Right Answers 2. Activate your imagination with the Miracle Question. The Miracle Question is a great way to help yourself focus on...  Read more

Tiny Step for Stopping Emotional Eating!

Last night was tough, my 13 yo son was being 13 and I felt the urge to eat HARD! I grabbed my water bottle instead-it was ok. Definitely not as satisfying as something salty and crunchy. I then tried just slowing down my thinking a bit. This...  Read more