I Am An Emotional Eater

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    after breaking up with my BF I

    though I would lose weight... but I found my self devouring my sadness...laying in bed eating.. my weight ballooned... I littererly got so heavy I could hardly walk..
    morethanchunky morethanchunky
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 29

    I Am Ccalmonds. Why?

    Because chocolate-covered almonds are what I eat when I feel sad, mad, anxious, stressed, happy, disappointed, etc... I love them, and I hate them. Ther're in my car, in my bedroom, in my purse and in a drawer at work. Food is my enemy right now. I am addicted to it. Sometimes I...
    ccalmonds ccalmonds
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2009

    Compulsive Eater

    been a compulsive eater for so many years but trying to pick healthier foods and not eat so much.It's not easy at times.
    mrsclark mrsclark
    51-55, F
    Sep 24, 2011

    I have a bit of a issue with eating.

    I eat when I'm bored, stressed, craving foods, i even continue to eat when I'm full because i either enjoy what I'm eating or just feel the need to empty my plate. I eat when I'm at other people's houses because sometimes they have better food there than i do at home. I can...
    flowerchildbri flowerchildbri
    22-25, F
    Mar 12, 2014

    I stand in front of the mirror

    and loathe my body - I hit my thighs with clenched fists and punch my own ribs, I just want to rip the fat off of me. Food is my worst enemy and most consistent comfort all at the same time. I eat usually during times of uncertainty, which is nearly all of the time. I binge...
    megatron2000 megatron2000
    22-25, F
    Jun 15, 2015

    I'm An Emotional Eater and Addicted to Food!

    I am definitely an emotional eater! I tend to binge eat when stressed, upset or even just bored. I want to get help for this, as its affecting my health and self-image, but I don't know where to turn!
    cherrypotion27 cherrypotion27
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2009


    I would have argued you down if you would have guess I didn't understood what an emotional eater is. I thought an emotional eater was someone who eats because they are happy, sad, depressed and binges, etc... I don't do that (or better)- that's not how I rationalize my problem...
    aniave aniave
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2009

    Body Dysmorphic

    Body dysmorphic. That's what my ex called me. I couldn't wrap my mind around it and I most certainly could not see how it had anything to do with me. No one in their right mind could accuse me of being anorexic or obese. I was average weight and height, with a few curves, cup...
    laughingtiger laughingtiger
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 18, 2010

    I Eat When I'm Bored, Which Is Always.

    My story isn't very different from others', I imagine, but I think I will feel better all the same just writing it out. When I was young I was very thin despite eating twice my weight in food each day. Ok so that may be an exaggeration, but I ate a lot. Up until about sophomore...
    GunpowderTreason GunpowderTreason
    1 Response Nov 29, 2012

    I Should Feel Sick

    i just realized that im a huge emotional eater. when I get bored I eat, depressed I eat, angry I eat, happy I eat. Ive had a hard 24 hours and havent really stopped eating except while ive been asleep. Last night around 1am I had two bowls of Lasagna, woke up at 9am, around...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 7, 2010

    I've been discouraged

    so I am focusing on how different I am now compared to who I was before. I had hash browns, a fry, spanish rice, and a soda yesterday. Old me would have had two orders of fried potatoes, two fries with buffalo and ranch sauce, four cheese enchiladas, and quite a few Milano...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    Sep 29, 2015

    I have finally come to terms

    that I am an emotional eater. It has been a long process for me to understand why I cannot control my feelings and cravings towards food. Now that I am understanding the medical side of it, it helps me feel a little more "in control" of this horrible lifestyle I have created. I...
    theConfused theConfused
    18-21, F
    Jul 30, 2014

    Trying To Get It Under Control

    I'm not a thin girl first off; I actually consider myself to be quite heavy/fat (as many people and close friends have told me). However, my issue is that when I'm upset or sad over something, i completely stop eating. I don't even want to drink any water, but i try to force it...
    lee129 lee129
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2011

    I Am An Emotional Eater Looking For A Female For A Loving Anr Or Abf Relationship In Tampa Bay, Fl.

    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . i am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in tampa bay, florida. if you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    deleted deleted
    Nov 22, 2013

    I Wish Food Wasn't a Problem For Me.

    but it is. I just wish for 2 days straight I can go without eating a single think besides water and diet sodas but I can't handle it anymore. I use to be able to do it, but now its like food is all around me calling my name. It really sucks.
    ascs ascs
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 13, 2009

    I am starting to realize this more

    and more. I think I used to deny it, but now there is no use for that. At the first sign of negative emotions, I go straight to the food.
    SpeakUpNow SpeakUpNow
    26-30, F
    Aug 26, 2014

    I'm in the middle of a rough patch

    and have been eating like the world is ending. As soon as the doctor clears me to run in going to transfer some of the stress over that way, but now all I have is my fridge.
    cherrybabomb cherrybabomb
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    I'm Putting The Oreo Cookies Down...

    I am an emotional or "stress" eater.  It usually happens when I am anxious, depressed or sad.  I struggle with anxiety and depression so it's a hard road.  I have to fight with myself at the grocery store to not buy things based on my anxiety craving, which is...
    Miluna Miluna
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Feb 13, 2010

    I Am Still Having This Problem

      I have been an emotional eater for about eight years now.I recently had Gastric Bypass surgery and thought I had put my stress eating behind me.I  also separated from my husband which recently it has been put in my face bluntly that he has been the reason behind my...
    gwenb gwenb
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2009

    But Then That Leads To...

    I am emotional eater somtimes but when i get that like that, thats makes me want to purge. Such a vecious cycle.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars
    26-30, F
    Aug 29, 2012

    I think so. At least I cry over spilt milk

    and chopping onions. Does that count?
    awhitedot awhitedot
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

    Various kinds of stress affect my appetite differently. When I'm falling in love, I can't eat. When I'm getting divorced, I can't eat. But apparently when I'm in love with someone who doesn't love me, all I want is half baked yeasty bread and any kind of chocolate...
    Fallflower Fallflower
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2009

    Need to Talk This Out

    my names karen, for as long as i can remember...i have been an emotional eater i lost 380 pounds on my own...but i put 100 back...i never accepted my new body i try soo hard to get back to where i was...but the stress, and aggravation in my life...leads me back to food i need...
    girlwonder8238 girlwonder8238
    Sep 7, 2009

    EE & Me

    I am am emotional eater. Emotional eaters turn to food to cope with strong emotions. These can be positive or negative emotions. For example, turning to food and even binging when stressed or upset, or even when really happy and celebrating something (for example, overeating or...
    gaiagirl gaiagirl
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2008

    When I'm Upset

    When I'm depressed,angry,or sad I eat my feelings out.Lately I've been really depressed and I've noticed just now my intake of food has gone crazy.Yesterday I ate two pizza pies by myself because I was so angry at myself.I can't help it I wish I could stop this is unhealthy.
    twistedbombshell twistedbombshell
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2012

    I have been since junior high.

    .After a bad day I came home and baked a pan of brownies.. I ate the whole thing along with a container of ice cream..I just remember I good I felt..Then it did not matter if it was a bad or good day..O n a good day eating made it better, and bad days got better with brownies...
    bigtimms bigtimms
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2015

    After a particularly nasty weekend eating binge

    two weeks ago, I've sworn off processed/refined sugars for the month of July. *******, I REALLY want a pint of fudgy icecream right now, though. I know the cravings will only subside if I can make it a whole month without, so EP, I am holding myself accountable to you. NO...
    aj00000 aj00000
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    Why could I lose a bit of weight?

    Because I eat when I'm mostly upset. I eat when I'm sad, when I'm angry or when I'm stressed. I used to fight other kids when I was younger, but as an adult I could go to jail for that. So... I eat to calm myself down. Something about being able to have at least one of my senses...
    EccentricalMind EccentricalMind
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 4, 2015

    ... And I'm stuffed right now.

    .. The good vibe was indeed ephemeral. When I meet my man he's tired and cranky and we get into it a little. My mood becomes instantly dark. By the time we get home, it has passed. Until I serve dinner. The dinner I slaved over in double time, which he receives with emotional...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    What Are Your Reasons Why?

    Hi. I am an emotional eater. I have always appeared to be a confident, happy, successful person. I am a young adult girl. I turn to food when I am lonely, bored, or just want to get my mind off of the unfair things in this world. My mother was an emotional eater and this...
    MissPeachyKeen MissPeachyKeen
    18-21, F
    Nov 17, 2009

    I Am Tired Of Saying "tomorrow"

    How many times have I said "tomorrow"?  Tomorrow I will eat better.  Tomorrow I will exercise.  Tomorrow I will deal with something I have been putting off.  I am tired of the word tomorrow............  Yesterday I finally admitted to myself that I am...
    zimnick zimnick
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2010


    I'm not anorexic or bulimic and I don't promote those behaviors so hear me out before you judge me. I overeat. I lose handle of my emotions and so I also lose handle of my eating. It's not okay. It's not comfortable. It's not even fun anymore. I'm tired. And bored. Sometimes I...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 4, 2015

    I eat when I'm super depressed

    and at the point of crying and when I'm super bored . I used to drink my emotions down but now I eat them away
    animegurl3085 animegurl3085
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    I eat as a way of self harm.

    I feel so empty inside and sad that I just eat and eat to fill that void until I feel pain. Then after a few months of that, I starve myself and do nothing but workout to drain my feelings out for months and months. It's an awful cycle and I am killing myself.
    TheSilentOnes TheSilentOnes
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2015

    The More I Self Loathe And Aspire For My Old Thin Body Back The More I Eat And Stuff My Face With Delicious Healthy And Junky Foods

    So I have been a highly active young girl up until I reached the college years.  I am 5'4 and was 130 up until college.  I gained weight in college but only ever reached 140 pounds. I battled depression for many years and finally came to terms that I would seek the therapy I...
    aidann aidann
    Jun 9, 2011

    This Is Who I Really Am:

    I am an emotional eater.  I have been since the age of around 12.  I just turned 50, sigh.  For the past 15 years I have written down everything I have put in my mouth, counted calories, and still have not reached my goal of weight.  I have not come to terms...
    cheese1 cheese1
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2009

    A Game Of Cat And Mouse

    My cat does this really cute thing with plastic bottle tops. Whenever he finds one on the kitchen table, obvious hygiene problems aside, he picks it up with his teeth, carries it in his mouth like a trophy mouse, drops it on the floor and plays this little game... He walks...
    waterlooSunset waterlooSunset
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Jun 25, 2012

    I eat when I'm worried

    or depressed. Yesterday, Mariela took TWO HOURS to get groceries so I ate three apples....
    Lilyhammer420 Lilyhammer420
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    I've been trying to find other ways to deal

    with my depression, bit I couldn't help it. Not tonight. I had to eat. I'm not even sure if I was even hungry, but not I feel somewhat better I guess. I just always want more
    GodsArte GodsArte
    18-21, F
    Sep 7, 2015

    You Can Make A Difference

    Hi my name is , Briana Lee. I’m a sophomore in college I am 19. I am doing a school Project on Anorexia. AND I NEED YOUR HELP. I am creating a Public Heath Message. This Project is supposed to help girls and women just like you see the struggles Anorexic Women go through. I...
    babiibrii babiibrii
    18-21, F
    Nov 4, 2012

    Eating Myself To Death

    That utter sadness that makes you sick to your stomach, brings unstoppable tears to your eyes, and twists your heart in its unyielding grasp; I feel that every night. I avoid sleep, because I know I won’t want to wake up from it tomorrow. I avoid people, even though I feel so...
    SiceliaAnneliese SiceliaAnneliese
    22-25, F
    May 16, 2012
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