Stress and emotions are an intrusive part of life when living with obesity. People who are obese often experience feelings of sadness, anxiety, or stress which may lead to eating more than usual, making it harder to lose weight. It's a repetitive cycle sometimes! Learning to manage stress and beat the emotional eating cycle becomes paramount.
On MyObesityTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with obesity, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Emotions are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.
Here are a few question-and-answer threads about emotions:
Here are conversations that have taken place about emotions: