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Emotional Eating

  1. comshop profile image59
    comshopposted 7 years ago

    Emotional eating isn't just a woman's problem. Men struggle with it, too, but with far fewer sources of help and support. Emotional eating moods can include: stress, distress, depression, happiness, boredom, anxiety, sadness, agitation, avoidance, compulsion, tired, weak, sleepy, frustration, disappointment, adversity, failure. University studies have been done do see what foods people eat to match what mood they are in. Emotional eating is?actually about being too controlled. The more you can get in touch with your feelings and your real hunger, the more you can heal.

  2. matherese profile image60
    mathereseposted 7 years ago


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    Kathryn LJposted 7 years ago

    You are right.  Food is often associated with love.  Mothers and Fathers are particularly guilty of using 'naughty' foods as substitutes for spending time with their kids.  On the other hand 'feast' days are an integral part of most societies and mark all important occasions.  Food is mood altering and for some, the only pleasure in a drab existence.  It's great to enjoy food but if it's the only enjoyment in your life, you may well need to make some changes.  I'm sure most people resort to comfort eating at some stage of their lives, I know I have.smile

  4. Midnight Oil profile image79
    Midnight Oilposted 7 years ago

    Writing makes me eat more!  I don't know if that is classified as emotional eating or not.  And I always reach for the sweet stuff too (pause while I get another mouth full of gateaux).  I work better with a good supply of coffee and cookies or sweets...

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      Kathryn LJposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That will be your brain requiring more glucose because it's working so hard.  Do you burn the midnight oil, Midnight Oil?smile)

      1. Midnight Oil profile image79
        Midnight Oilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, its the only time I get any quite time to be creative, when the rest of my family are sound asleep.  I tried getting up early instead of going to bed late, but it doesn't work for me.

        I have burnt gallons of midnight oil in the past, but with you want success, which is pretty word for really hard work, you need to walk that extra mile.  My extra mile has to be into the wee small hours...

        Hence the name wink

  5. kmackey32 profile image69
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I tend to not eat when im emotional....