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Emotional Destress Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Emotional Destress.

VIDEO: 20-Minute Yogilates Routine

   (Scroll down to push 'play' on the video player.)     About This Workout Kathy Smith, fitness expert for over 30 years, takes you through a gentle stretching and strengthening session in this 20-minute&n...  Read more

'I Lost 16% Body Fat by Walking'

Kiki (username YANKYKITTEN) joined SparkPeople in 2007 at 189 pounds and 46% body fat. She credits walking for her 47-pound weight loss and reduction to 30% body fat a year later. Find out how walking helped her drop the pounds, mentally focus during...  Read more

Exercise Ideas for Indoor Cats

Until 2010, when a cat walked up to me on the street, all scraggly and dirty, I was ambivalent toward cats. However, that cute little orange face won me over, and I took in the stray we later named Dizzy. Fast forward two years, and that formerly ski...  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

emotional eating
Updated 4/1/2014 10:41:11 AM

Am I the only one? Feeling badly last night so I binged and ate a WHOLE cake. I know its about childhood issues and I hate myself afterwards...  Read more

emotional cravings
Updated 3/11/2014 8:01:22 PM

my worst cravings are the ones i get when my anxiety level goes up...  Read more

On the verge of a huge emotional eating binge...
Updated 2/27/2014 6:04:27 PM

I got Rheumathoid Arthritis, Ehlers-Danlos-Syndrome. I eat pescatarian to control the symptooms and Im good. My bloodwork shows barely any inflammatory activity at all. What it shows, is mild lupus titers (Its NEVER LUPUS!) and signs of mild...  Read more

emotional binge
Updated 2/26/2014 1:09:44 PM

So today I not only fell off the wagon, but it rolled over me. I just had one of those days where a good cry just didn't help. So, I went to my old stand by...Dairy Queen. And when all was said and done I'm actually feeling a lot worse than when I st...  Read more

Attention emotional eaters?
Updated 2/23/2014 7:13:42 PM

Hi everyone, my name is Ashley.. I'm 25 years old and a single mother to a beautiful two year old little girl. I have been coping with bipolar disorder for about 9 years and I'm an extreme emotional eater. I binge profusely whether I am happy or upse...  Read more

My Guilty Pleasure

Guilty pleasures don't have to cost you calories! I'm in Iraq, work out alone in my quarters and use which allows me to "create" my own radio station that streams through my laptop. My go-to workout station at age 39? "Britney Spears Ra...  Read more

Replace Sweets

As an emotional eater, I realized that my go-to food was any kind of sweet. I found that I could fulfill that urge with a "healthy sweet" like a few frozen grapes or some orange slices to satisfy my craving at the same time as analyzing why I was em...  Read more


1) Daily challenges~it only takes one step at a time to get to where we're going... 2) Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, and Physical challenges~it takes a holistic approach to achieve our goals......  Read more

Chef Meg's Makeover: Brown Rice Risotto

When the weather starts to cool, risotto is one of those dishes that pop up on menus. Creamy and rich, studded with vegetables--and usually full of cream, cheese, and butter. Traditionally, risotto, which is a slow-cooked rice dish that hails from no...  Read more

Dealing with Emotional Eating, from a Man's Perspective

Hi, my name is Jerome and I am an emotional eater. There, I said it.  I mean, I’ve said it before out loud.But I thought it was important that I write it down. I am a man who is an emotional eater. You know what emotional ea...  Read more