Weight Loss Support - For all EMOTIONAL Eaters!

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04-02-2008, 03:38 PM
Not sure what forum to actually post this in so here it is. I have this posted on my fridge and I see it every time I want to eat! It has helped me many times to think about why I am eating? Is it because I am hungry? Or because I am "feeding" an emotion? Hope it helps you all too!


04-02-2008, 03:43 PM
Thank you!

04-02-2008, 03:46 PM
your welcome!

04-02-2008, 03:46 PM
Thank you so much for that post! I loved it

04-02-2008, 03:50 PM
i have had it bookmarked forever and i needed to make a new copy of the one i have posted on my fridge, it was getting "old" and edges all curled up! so i made a new copy to make it FRESH again!

mountain mama
04-02-2008, 04:16 PM
I have been doing a lot of reading in emotional eating.
I've looked into how hormone imbalances can effect your hunger or eating.
When you are down, seritonin levels drop. When your seritonin levels drop, your brain tricks your body into thinking it is still hungry and craves sugars and unhealthy carbs.

Obviously we all want to be happy, but i never relaized how much emotions and hormones effect what i crave.

The list you posted, blzmax, is awesome and makes yo stop for a minute and think about why you are eating, or what you want to eat! I love it!

i find if you are still craving these items and whatnot, the supplement 5-htp helps raise your seritonin and take away those cravings!!

emotional eating sucks, I will be printing off the list you posted! thanks!

04-02-2008, 04:26 PM
Thanks! This is going on my refridgerator a.s.a.p:)

04-02-2008, 05:32 PM

Thanks for this. I always thought "emotional eating" was about eating when sad or depressed...but these distinctions have made me realize that 85% or more of my eating is emotional. I am putting this on my fridge and in my wallet!

I feel like crying; this is so liberating.

:carrot: (Or just dancing like a carrot ;))

Spiders from Mars
04-02-2008, 05:39 PM
Thank you! This is going on the pantry :)

04-02-2008, 10:47 PM
cool glad you all found it as useful as i did!!

04-03-2008, 12:17 AM
Thanks for sharing!

04-03-2008, 06:33 AM
Fantastic list! Really great! I think even people who don't consider themselves "emotional eaters" will find some things there that they do. Thanks!


04-03-2008, 07:51 AM
That is a FANTASTIC comparison list! Definitely, thanks for posting :D

full of grace
04-03-2008, 01:50 PM
Thank you!!

04-03-2008, 02:39 PM
Thank you so much! I never realized I was an emotional eater for the past 5 years until recently. A lot of things on that list apply to me and probably a lot of us out there.

04-03-2008, 07:17 PM
Holy cow! I fit about everything on that list!

I just started watching "I can make you thin" on TLC, and have been using a lot of the techniques he shows to "overcome" emotional eating. I've found that just following the basic steps ("eat what you want, when you're hungry, until you're full") has cut down DRAMATICALLY on my emotional eating. I get a little tick in my mind of "you're full" when I get emotional, whereas before I'd get "So what if you just ate? You're hungry! FEED ME NOW!"

Although, I have found myself crying my eyes out in the bathroom a lot more. About as often as I'd find myself emotionally downing a bowl of soup.

GR8 2B48
04-03-2008, 08:24 PM
Thanks alot for passing this on. It helps, along with some tips I've written down, to finally break that bad, bad habit of emotional eating.

04-03-2008, 08:31 PM
Awesome post! What a great idea to hang it on the fridge!

04-03-2008, 11:22 PM
wow! i am sooooo glad so many of you are finding it useful!! thats great!