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
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By now, you likely know what emotional eating is. You probably realize that emotions cause 75% of overeating. You're a... 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
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
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
I'm currently doing John Berardi's Precision Nutrition programme, and wanted to use SparkPeople as an additional resource to stay active and monitor progress. I'm into Powerlifting, and I don't really want to lose weight, just stay... Read more
Hi I am Wanda. The last two years have been crazy. I lost my job after almost 10 years of working in Corpoarte America. I has to short sell my home after 25 years. My one and only son graduates in June (already crying about that) lol. In th... Read more
I recently started a new job at a local grocery store. I spend 5-6 hours per day shopping for grocery items that people order online (walking, lifting heavy items, bending, twisting, etc).
Because I only work 6 hours most days, I only get a 15... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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