Are Your Emotions a Barrier to the Treatment of Obesity?
If you can't lose weight, there may be an emotional cause. See how different emotional barriers may prevent you from losing weight. Then learn how to get around those barriers.
How to Find Weight Loss Success in Your Shoe Closet
Have you struggled to lose weight? Do you give in to cravings? You might find the motivation and support you need in a most unlikely place - your shoe closet.
Fat: The Other "F" Word
Is it ever okay to describe yourself or others with the word "fat?"
Do You Use the Word "Fat?"
Tell me what word you use to describe yourself or someone else who is overweight.
Prevent and Cope with Emotional Eating
Emotional eating can be a real challenge when you are trying to lose weight. It is particularly difficult for those of us who eat in response to stress, but with a few coping skills and strategies to stop it before it starts, you can learn how to prevent and cope with emotional eating.
How to Deal with Emotional Eating
Getting a handle on your tendency to eat in response to emotions can be one of the most important factors in achieving long-term weight loss success.
What is Emotional Eating
Emotional eating means your emotions -- not your body -- dictate when and/or how much you eat.
5 Common Emotional Eating Cues
Some of the common emotional eating cues are these emtions.
Why We Give in to Emotional Eating
Learn why we give in to emotional eating.
Learn to Identify Your Triggers
The first step to handling emotional eating is to identify your emotional eating triggers.
Recognize Hunger Signals
An important step in dealing with emotional eating is to get to know your body's hunger signals.
Stress and Weight Gain
Stress leading to higher numbers on the scale may not be due solely to what we eat.
The Urge to Indulge
Food cravings -- and our response to them -- can easily make or break our weight loss efforts.
Banish All-or-Nothing Thinking
When you want to lose a significant amount of weight, it's easy to fall into all-or-nothing thinking.
Food Diary Print-Out
This food diary print-out is an easy way to track your food intake.
Why and How to Keep a Food Diary
Keeping a food diary to record when and why you eat can be an great first step in dealing with emotional eating.
Emotional Eating Triggers
These questions will help you to learn more about your emotional eating triggers and plan alternative behaviors.