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How Do I Stop Emotional Eating?

How Do I Stop Emotional Eating?

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.

A MyObesityTeam Member

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… read more

Contrave

Contrave

Can anyone tell me if they have had true success with this drug? From a food addict stand point? Does it truly take away the pleasure you get from eating?

A MyObesityTeam Member

I just started taking the two drugs. It's been about 4 days. The naltrexone starts working almost immediately. I find myself not thinking about food nearly as much as I used to. I also no longer seem… read more

Undereating

Undereating

People always think that because you're overweight that means you overeat. My doctor has actually told me that I need to eat more, but I don't normally have an appetite. I need meal suggestions to help increase my food intake. What can I do? Eating when I'm not hungry makes me nauseous, and my meds suggest I eat.

A MyObesityTeam Member

I like the protein cheese, nut snacks are good for that. wheni worked i would set an alarm for 2-3 hours and eat one of the small snacks. it helps stay off the blood sugar hills and vally's.

Nutrition Support

Nutrition Support

Just joined in hope of some support and good information. Is there anywhere on this site that provides nutrition information? Like a suggested healthy meal planner or something?

A MyObesityTeam Member

Did you find a nutrition guide that you follow? That's my problem. I need to have something laid out for me that uses real foods that are grown in my area. Something that I can fix at home and… read more

Any Advice On Just Getting Started

Any Advice On Just Getting Started

I am having a hard time just finding the energy and motivation to even start anything. I know what I need to do, i make the plan to do it but then just can't bring myself to get moving. It's like I talk myself out of it before I even get started.

A MyObesityTeam Member

Put your music on every morning.

Does Anyone Else Really Want To Eat At Night? I Know It’s Out Of Boredom.

Does Anyone Else Really Want To Eat At Night? I Know It’s Out Of Boredom.

A MyObesityTeam Member

Evening is the worst! I know it's mostly habit. Eating in front of the tv.

I really need to switch to herbal tea or something.

How Do You Go About Weightloss When Your Medicine Makes It Hard To Lose Weight?

How Do You Go About Weightloss When Your Medicine Makes It Hard To Lose Weight?

My medicines I am on makes me keep the weigh on. I am trying to figure out how to go about getting the pounds off. I am on a low carb diet already. What type of exercise should I be doing. I am starting back walking now that winter is over.

A MyObesityTeam Member

I have a lot of problems with meds that cause weight gain. Sometimes you can switch to another med. I worked for quite a while to find a blood pressure med that didn't make me gain. Most of them do… read more

Fashion Show

Fashion Show

There are some of the nicest ladies on my Obesity team. Some needs something to do that they will enjoy. If I invited them to model in the fashion show and show them how many more ladies there are that are obese but has found something to do. I know it will motivate them even more. I don't want to go against the rules here, is why I am asking.

A MyObesityTeam Member

This Fashion show sounds so Amazing and so much Fun! I wish I lived closer to Florida, but I live in Indiana.

Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)

Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)

Does anyone know where I can go or what I can do to get coverage for me to have the Roux-en-Y surgery? My husband's work will not get insurance coverage for any weight loss surgery.

A MyObesityTeam Member

My husband's place of work will not have that as a covered operation. After talking to the insurance company they said they will only cover it only AFTER a cardiac event, heart diease, or anything… read more

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