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  • v BEAUTYNGODSEYES
    Thank you so much for the wonderful encouragement! I can't wait to see you attain all of your goals. Way to go on your weight loss! Woohoo!!!

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    1790 days ago
  • v USMAWIFE
    thought you might like this article
    Get a Handle on Emotional Eating
    The Secret Sabotage of Your Program
    -- By Zach Van Hart, Staff Writer



    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 happen to anyone, and one of the most common dieting obstacles out there.

    Emotional eating at its best passes after a few minutes. At its worst, it can take over your life and cause you to eat uncontrollably for extended periods of time. And according to nutritional experts, 75% of overeating is caused by emotions. So don’t worry, if you suffer from emotional eating, you are not alone.

    People often eat to relieve stress or to get something off their minds. The kicker is that stress, and the insulin jump that goes with it, may actually cause you to crave high sugar, high carbohydrate foods – foods that go straight to your waistline and cause you even more stress.

    Rather than munching, it's better to develop new skills for dealing with boredom, self-esteem issues and stress. Try to pinpoint the major reasons for your stress or unpleasant emotions, and see how you can turn the tide. Here are a few suggestions to combat your emotions:


    Get your trigger foods out of the house, get your crutch foods out of arms' reach
    Go for a walk or jog. Physical activity relieves stress.
    Do deep breathing and relaxation exercises
    Keep a reminder of your goal handy
    Talk to a friend
    Visit and post on the support message boards
    Surround yourself with positive reinforcers, like pictures and people
    Keep a journal that includes your best personal accomplishments
    Track your eating patterns, including when and why you pick up food.


    If you still seem to come back to food when your emotions get the best of you, you can at least be prepared. Eating large amounts of snacks is not a good thing. But if you eat low calorie foods, it’s not so bad. So stock the fridge with healthy alternatives--foods that have good nutritious value and are smaller in size. Here are a few food suggestions to keep within arms' reach:
    Apple or orange slices
    Carrot sticks
    Banana
    Broccoli
    Whole wheat toast
    Bran muffin
    Fruit smoothie
    Applesauce
    1837 days ago
  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the Teachers Learning to Lose (TLL) team, so nice to have you on this team as well! Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

    Krys + team leaders
    2070 days ago
  • v NAN041
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    ´¨¨)) ..Hopefully working together.-:¦:-
    ¸.•´..we can reach our goals.. .•´¨¨)) ..Nan.. (¸¸.•´ ..•´
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    2369 days ago
  • v JUMPINTHRUHOOPS
    Thanks for popping in to the SP Class of January 2011 daily chat. Let's do this together!
    2385 days ago
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