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Controlling Emotional Eating Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Controlling Emotional Eating.

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

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

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

The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

I grew up in a garden apartment development in New York, quite different from the suburban home my children know. There were tons of other kids around, my best friend lived downstairs, and we walked or rode bikes everywhere. I was never envious of my...  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

eating myself to death
Updated 4/17/2014 5:17:58 AM

goals yesterday. had a plan and good food. today all i did was eat and even when i wasn't comfortable i ate some more. i want to lose weight and be in a more healthy place. but i seem to fail every day. i cant seem to get my brain to stop telling me...  Read more

Should you really eat back calories burned?
Updated 4/20/2014 9:18:42 AM

It seems counterproductive and almost like it defeats purpose of workout. Do you really eat back all the calories?? Advice needed...  Read more

saying that I am not eating calories.
Updated 4/12/2014 3:12:56 PM

I am going back eating 1250 calories. I am eat and exercise like I was. Because I gain weight back after I when by the calories that sparkpeople.com said to eat. I doing this to lose weight not to gain weight ...  Read more

Eating When Sick
Updated 4/10/2014 6:44:05 PM

I've been sick and put on bed rest for a few days. When I get sick, I tend to crave comfort foods. For the most part, I stick to healthy eating, but I cut myself a lot of slack and allow myself to eat some less-healthy options. I've been sick sinc...  Read more

WHAT TO EAT
Updated 4/10/2014 2:53:21 PM

What should I eat for lunch/snack prior to working out before a late dinner? Breakfast 9am, Lunch 1pm, Dinner 8pm Any help would be appreciated. ...  Read more

Be a taker!

Take responsibility for your choices. When you eat for emotional reasons, the situation doesn't take control...you GIVE it control. Take that control back! We all make mistakes and wind up giving our control away, but say to yourself "yes, I did t...  Read more

24 hour rule

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

MISparks

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

9 Ways to Conquer Emotional Eating

"When I get stressed out, I can polish off a dozen Munchkins in no time flat," admits Jennifer, 37, a New Jersey mom of four. Pressure is at its worst when her husband travels for business. The housework piles up, the kids want more attenti...  Read more

Ultimate Weight Loss--It's Not What You Think

For me, this is so much more than simply losing weight. I didn’t get to be 170 pounds overweight because all was right in my world. What pushed me to the point where I woke up one day and found a 385-pound man staring back in the mirror? I...  Read more

Controlling Emotional Eating and Curbing Cravings

Emotional eating, as a matter of fact, is what got me overweight. Therefore, my biggest challenge during my weight loss journey is to control it. The best way, is to get out all the negative emotions in any other direction, like writing for example i...  Read more

I am usually pretty good at controlling emotional eating

However, I am not doing to good today. I just munched down a plate of french fries with a handful of mayo. I am in a mood today. I am trying to stap out of it but it doesnt seem to be working. I even exercised this morning to try to relieve some stre...  Read more