Eating is more than something we do to nourish our bodies with vital nutrients. It's also an activity we do out of habit, like nail biting, hair twirling, or finger tapping. And sometimes, we habitually turn to food in response to certain emotion... 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
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
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
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 31-years-old and almost starting a new life. I moved to a new town, started a new job, and got married all in about 6 months. Imagine the stress...and weight gain.This is not really my first time on SparkPeople. I tried it out several years ago,... Read more
Hello :) I just started my new healthy lifestyle this week. I have been really diligent about tracking my calories. I'm afraid I'm not eating enough. I've been getting just over 1200 calories, which is what they recommended, but that recommendatio... Read more
So far I've been losing weight quite quickly at about on average 2lb a week (sometimes a bit more).
I cycle to work 3 times a week, it's just over10km and it takes me 50-60mins. I had my fitness minutes set to account for that to burn 1100cals a... Read more
I found a new trick to emotional eating! My ex-husband upset me so horribly yesterday and I couldn't fight the beast off any longer, I almost caved and went to McDonalds, but instead I stopped in with a friend and bought a few beauty products! It he... Read more
Next time you crave something, stop and ask yourself: Is it real hunger or is it emotional hunger?? If you haven't eaten in 3 or 4 hours, it's probably hunger, but if you are stressed, upset, even happy about something--it's probably emotional hunger... Read more
We recently sat in on a conference call with health expert Dr. Mehmet Oz, who shared with us some great tips on staying healthy throughout the holiday season. "The stress in holidays a lot more sophisticated and complex, with visiting relatives… and... Read more
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
from SP Coach Dean Anderson
Solution-Focused Approach to Weight Loss
Ask the Right Questions, Find the Right Answers
2. Activate your imagination with the Miracle Question.
The Miracle Question is a great way to help yourself focus on... Read more
Last night was tough, my 13 yo son was being 13 and I felt the urge to eat HARD! I grabbed my water bottle instead-it was ok. Definitely not as satisfying as something salty and crunchy.
I then tried just slowing down my thinking a bit. This... Read more
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