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Are you an emotional eater?


Yes, I need help!
35% (9039 votes)
Yes, but I'm getting better
46% (11790 votes)
No, but I used to be
8% (1967 votes)
No, I have never been
12% (3062 votes)
 

 

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SUEFROMRI

5/24/2014 2:03:47 PM

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I'm a 'bored' eater.

TIFFANYCOX81

1/19/2014 1:36:14 PM

I AM TOTALLY AN EMOTIONAL EATER. I HAVE BEEN TOLD TO WRITE OUT MY FEELING AND WHAT I EAT, BUT I DON'T THINK I AM READY TO FACE WHAT EVER IT IS THAT'S CAUSING IT.

NIFTY_50

12/9/2013 5:40:09 PM

I have replaced most of my emotional eating with journaling and praying.

FITTEREVERYDAY

12/6/2013 2:42:07 PM

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I say I used to be an emotional eater. I still eat for reasons other than hunger but it's more of someone offers me something they made and if I'm not full I'll have a bite or two. Mostly I eat because I'm hungry. I'm not the type to get bored often thankfully, I like to read too much for that and reading is so very portable (even though I'm pretty old fashioned and mostly read paper books). I usually emotionally ate out of stress and near daily walks, petting my cats, reading, playing video games and yoga help tremendously with that.

JFAIREY

11/26/2013 4:29:20 PM

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Sometimes i dont even realise i am even doing it. i am trying to redude sugar in my diet and every evening after eating really well i blow it with sweets and chocolate :/ how to resist?

JFAIREY

11/26/2013 4:28:26 PM

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Sometimes i dont even realise i am even doing it. i am trying to redude sugar in my diet and every evening after eating really well i blow it with sweets and chocolate :/ how to resist?

LEANMEAN2

11/9/2013 5:32:26 AM

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Boredom is my greatest enemy.

DH81-1

11/7/2013 8:54:57 PM

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My demon that demands to be fed? Anxiety pure and simple. I work at home and usually within a short distance of the frig. When I face a long list of to do's, and I'm not sure where to begin, for some reason my favorite place to contemplate prioritizing is standing in front of the fridge with the doors swung wide. And my go to relief foods involve carbs, preferably sweet ones. You can imagine where this has led. Since the summer, I've adopted some new strategies, however. I eat a filling breakfast that is high in protein, a mid-morning snack of fruit--apples and a little nut butter fixes my sweet tooth, and a protein based lunch. Then I hit the gym for an hour of pool jogging. When I get back home I have another apple and nut butter or carrots and hummus. When I'm craving sweet carbs I have a small bowl of low fat yogurt and pumpkin flax seed granola while I'm making my written to do list . And then I take great pleasure in scratching each item of the list as I complete it. And I drink a glass of iced tea as I go. It's working--25 lbs have disappeared since August along with my demon. I've finally vanquished him.

TOEBASH

10/31/2013 2:12:19 PM

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Carybel - boredom is my worst enemy for food. Agreed.

CARYBEL

10/31/2013 9:45:32 AM

When I get mad or nervous I want to eat. But the worst time is when I'm bored.

MINDING

9/5/2013 6:27:43 AM

Life stress impact my eating along with plain disconnection from others

DELLMEL

6/23/2013 9:16:43 AM

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I use to always fall on food when I get angry. But now I see what happen when I do. It put weight on me.

DELLMEL

6/23/2013 9:16:18 AM

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I use to always fall on food when I get angry. But now I see what happen when I do. It put weight on me.

LEANMEAN2

3/18/2013 7:35:23 AM

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Good reminders; thank you!

SINFREE

3/7/2013 5:40:19 PM

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I eat mostly when I'm bored, though at the moment I am a few weeks into stopping smoking so am eating far more than is health. I'm struggling so much with the stopping smoking that the food cheers me up - slightly.

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