I Battle With Emotional Eating

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    I have been battling with emotional eating

    since I started university 5 years ago. I eat compulsively when i'm bored, unsatisfied, unhappy, self-conscious or whenever I experience any negative feeling that makes me feel less than fantastic. This has had a massive impact on my life. Weight gain hit me hard because I had...
    Nothingweighsmedown Nothingweighsmedown
    26-30, F
    Jan 27, 2014

    Poke Smot

    If I didnt 'poke smot i wouldnt be able to eat anything at all, and I want to quit smoking so badly but its such a roller coaster with my emotions i cant do it..
    Anichole28 Anichole28
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2012

    What Nourishes Me, Destroys Me!

    I am probably one of the healthiest eaters you know. I eat only fruit, vegetables, fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds and beans - yet I simply cannot stop myself from eating too much. It has taken years to overcome the late night taco runs, midnight cheese burgers, morning 4...
    OneBiteLuxury OneBiteLuxury
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2011

    Totell Worked For Me. Experiement With the Food You Eat and Document Results

    Hello I have a bit of a success story (kinda :D) Part of my weekly lesson from www.TotellWellness.com is to experiment with the foods that I normally eat and document the results. In the modules it states that there are some hidden ingredients in some food with tricky names that...
    DaturaStar DaturaStar
    Jul 30, 2009

    Emotional Eating

    I think it started when I was a kid. I think it continued because my mom fed the monster. My mom mainly eats snacks. Even as an adult, after I would tell her I didn't want junk food, she'd buy me junk food. When I lived with her I felt obligated to eat it. Once I moved out and it...
    HolismCoach HolismCoach
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2013

    One Extreme Or Another

    I either eat way too much because I'm emotional or feel like a fat pig and eat hardly anything. I know it's not healthy for me, but it's how I deal with things. I've tried to stop, especially over-eating, but I guess under-eating can be just as bad.
    elliebear22 elliebear22
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2011

    Gaining Again

    I am the heaviest I have ever weighed.  I need to get on top of this, I need to be in control of myself.  I don't know why I cant seem to find the strength to fight.  I know I am worth the effort and sacrifices, but I cant stop turning to food all the time.
    loves2paint loves2paint
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Apr 26, 2010

    Im trying to loose weight.

    but it's kind of hard for me because I struggle with eating right. that's like the only thing that's hard for me. I could workout during the day and feel proud of it. but the eating part is so hard for me. so yesterday I planned my meals 5 healthy meals. and I did good yesterday...
    blackpepperfox blackpepperfox
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2014


    so if it stayed this hot I would certainly be able to lose alot of weight. don't even feel like eating.
    loves2paint loves2paint
    31-35, F
    Jul 5, 2010

    Eating Habits

    I used to weigh 292.6 pounds.. In 8 months I lost wayy over 100 pounds. And in the course of 47 days I've gained 25 back due to stress, feeling alone, depression.. After I eat I feel horrible.. One day I'll over eat.. The next day I won't.. It's mentally exhausting, how do I get...
    MissJamie90 MissJamie90
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 9, 2012

    Emotional Eating

    I am an emotional eater. I know exactly why I eat. I know what I need to do to not eat emotionally. I eat because I am lonely and socially isolate myself. At first I did it because I didn't know what my problem was but later on I couldn't make myself socialize. I tried to...
    welded welded
    1 Response Nov 25, 2011

    Circle Of Eating Abuse

    I am a successful in losing about 100 pounds but I cant lose the last ten to fifteen that would put me in a finally healthy weight.  I go up and down with it and stress has been a large part of my weight journey, but I should be able to get a handle of this by now.  I...
    mizstevens mizstevens
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2010

    Hoping to Get Well

    So I am really hoping that I will be able to get a handle on my problem with overeating and emotional eating this year.  I know that it is going to be hard and an ongoing process but the little victories that I am having are enough for me to continue. I am trying to do...
    loves2paint loves2paint
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2009

    Picking Yourself Back Up After A Emotional Eating Episode

    I was in a car accident a week ago...it was on. I eat really clean and healthy and workout everyday. This car accident set me back physically and phsycologically. I ate crap food all week. Now that is done and over with and how crap food makes ya feel like crap after you eat it...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 27, 2010

    I lost this battle long ago

    and have decided to love my fat belly! And the moobs and butt and thighs and neck and arms. Eat well, stuff often and get fatter.
    hxtp hxtp
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    Emotional Eating To The Max!

    I am a health care professional, a dietitian actually; I weigh the most ever! I do not need an excuse to eat! I know that my weight will get the best of me if I do not control this emotional eating. There is no such thing as willpower- as Dr. Phil says it is not what you are...
    kmohrman kmohrman
    May 24, 2011

    Water Helps! Get In to the Habit!

    I have been taking online coaching courses from Totellwellness.com and I learned how important water is to curve emotional eating. I got in to the habit of carrying a water bottle with me everywhere and when I get a craving after I have already eaten, I just drink. It's been 2...
    DaturaStar DaturaStar
    1 Response Aug 2, 2009

    Real Bad Last Night.

    I felt alone when I got home, since my dad is in San Francisco and my brother is in Seattle. In fact, I felt completely alone and friendless. So I went to the kitchen, as usual. Mistake #1.I gathered supplies and headed to my room to watch mindless TV shows on my computer. The...
    PenguinPie PenguinPie
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2011
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