A MyObesityTeam Member
I eat when I am bored, I eat when I am tired, I eat when I am frustrated. I am constantly eating for reasons other than hunger. How do I stop? It's like it just slips under my radar and next thing I know, I have polished off a whole pie, or cookies or bag of potato chips.
Eat healthy no matter when you eat... veggies.. yogurt ice cream bars..fruit.. popcorn... lookup Goodpop..they have treats less calories..then try healthy mh nd behavior therapy reading the Word of God daily...
How to stop emotional eating.... the real answer is to recognize it.
At first, you may not recognize it until after eating half a pizza or tub of ice cream. But, the thing is, to recognize it in order to figure out what brought it on.
Buy a hard cover journal book, a thick one. An ugly one. Why? It's a hard-work journal. Ugly stuff gets discovered. Triggers get recognized. And then the emotional eating stops.
In the meantime, emotional eating will exist. So, what is your go-to for that? Sweet? Salty? Crunchy? Smooth? Hot? Cold? Think about those go-to items. Replace them with the same heat/cold/crunch but with healthier versions. They have to taste just as good or you will just avoid them when the time comes. Some examples could be frozen grapes, melon chunks dipped in sugar-free whip or a salty cream cheese dip. Dark chocolate dipped in crunchy peanut butter. Pickles and cheddar. We can retrain our emotional eating foods while weeding out the triggers that cause emotional eating.
Emotional eating truly is 'what's eating you'. Self-sabotage is unmet needs. Both need unpacking, hence the ugly looking hard cover journal book. One day, you will burn it. But for now, it is your safe-place.
OK Henry! What's the secret?🙃
Henry...I disagree with a lot of what you wrote in this post...
Thank you and I’m 100% in absolute agreement with you. I’ve gotten up to over 200 lbs by eat the” right amt of calories” but eating the wrong foods. . So now I’m eating fruits and vegetables as close to nature as possible( can anyone please tell me where I can find some real grapes with seeds?!!) and I’m down to 189. I’m holding here at 189 but I’m alright with it. I’m in my 60’s and will not worry myself about being rail thin or muscular. I’m all about enjoying myself AND my food. I don’t eat the “goodies” like I used to, but I don’t not have an occasional sugar cookie either. Enjoy life.. that’s all I want to say
Hi to all .......... After this comment, probably nobody in this group will like me very much but I JUST DO NOT UNDERSTAND the purpose of the group, although if you read to the end you will hopefully be surprised at the happy ending!
 I've read and read many posts and comments, and my main takeaways from the hours of reading start from a page 1 article of myobesityteam.com written by Kelly Crumrin (from MyObesity) who says "The primary cause of obesity in most people is eating more calories than are used"
 Letter after letter talk about snacking I with mini-donuts (and smoothies) as if this will REALLY fight off putting on weight
 people comment by saying they fully understnd and then tell their story that they cannot help themselves. and do the same thing.
 Are people posting their stories because they want to know they are not alone, or do they want empathy (or sympathy)?
And much more of the same type of thing.
In my initial post some months ago I said the following, or similar
 You should not waste your time by going on a diet
 Gaining weight is a symptom and not the cause of obesity/overweight
 Its not how much you eat and drink
 Its about what you eat and drink
 Its about when you eat and drink
 Its not your fault that your provide you with an uncontrollable craving to eat"
Reading myobesityteam.com and similar groups has made me mad at the large companies that continue to peddle their commercial diets in full knowledge that about 80% DO NOT WORK.
Its made me mad with food producers who continue to market their unhealthy sugar and additive-laden (to last longer) foods, and the soda market with their "sugar juices" and their lies of selling healthy diet sodas. There are over 200 million overweight and obese peole in the US alone. That's two out of three people you know, in your family or at work, or at the club, or at school or just walking in the street.
Its also made me very sad that obesity (and overweight) is an international problem, that from most reports has been getting worse and worse for over 50 years.
But there is some good news.
I'm retired and although I work, I still have time on my hands I shall offer to teach millions of obese and overweight people how they can lose their weight.
How? On Line
Do it like I did .......... by eating as much as they like of the right food. Never having to worry about additional weight from eating. No more diets or restrictive eating.
And I'm not pushing lettuce leaves, nuts and roots!
IT WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE
For the last 100 years the world has fogotten how to eat, spent billions and billions learning how to diet, and failing to lose weight, and then going on diet again and again and again.
So, its about knowing there is a way to easily to control weight to within the Healthy Weight Zone, and NEVER HAVING TO GO ON DIET "
Grammie thank you for sharing helpful scripture with us. I found them in my bible and wrote them down.
Those are some of the Lean On Scriptures . Enjoy
Good morning Zenzen. Please forgive me for taking so long to respond. Here are the scriptures and my fav one will be the last one
1Cor 9:25, 27
and my favorite
1 Cor 6:12,
I’ve found that what does help me is this.. I have a note book where I’ve copied down some Scriptures that help me and also I’ve copied down some notes about intuitive eating. So now, being down to 185 from 210, I do use intuitive eating. Eat when I’m hungry, stop when I’m not. When my anxiety flares up, I get my Scriptures and read them through. It is working for me, as long as I use it.