Originally Posted by Radiojane
It's a loop- You usually have to get into semi good headspace to make the changes needed to lose weight, and as you lose and get control of your health, you feel better emotionally.
specifically on Biggest Loser, the people with the emotional breakthroughs were saying things like they hadn't been giving it 100% in the workouts. Since their losses depend on burning 1000s of calories a day, that's a critical element.
For the rest of us, I think it's more bigger picture the way Radiojane was describing and we have to be in the right headspace to stay on plan with food (the bigger piece for those of us without hours and hours and hours to exercise every day!) and with activity level too.
So I don't know if it's the emotions specifically but if you are stress eating, not sleeping well, not putting as much energy into exercise, etc., then all of that can be reflected on the scale.