Tag Archives: emotional eating

How to keep emotional eating from ruining your weight loss

What emotion sends you to the refrigerator or the snack cupboard, or both? Angry, elated, confused, sad, bored, anxious, depressed, joyful, lonely… or all of these and more? Emotions can be uncomfortable. Food is used to regulate the discomfort and try to feel something good instead of bad. Emotional eating is arguably the major reason […]

Things you might not know about weight loss

If you have been struggling with your weight for years you probably think you know everything there is to know about weight loss. Here are somethings you may not know about weight loss. Weight loss is still calories in and calories out. Yes, that’s a simplification, but after all the other factors and considerations about […]

You may be an emotional eater and you don’t know it

Are you an emotional eater and you don’t know it? I was. Well, to be perfectly clear I was an emotional eater and I didn’t know it. I am still an emotional eater, but now I’m aware of it and managing it. I thought that emotional eaters turned to food when they were upset, angry, […]

Is the 2017 election making you fat?

Well-known triggers for overeating are stress and strong emotions, and lack of sleep. The 2017 election, particularly the race for President and the 2nd District Congressional seat are stirring up plenty of that. If that’s not enough to drive you to the salty, fatty, sugary food for relief, there are the referendum questions. Higher taxes […]

Yesterday I ate too much and I’m paying the price

Yesterday was a nothing-special day. It wasn’t a holiday; I wasn’t invited to a party. It was a plain, old day and I don’t have a good reason for eating as much as I did. Worse than eating too much without a good reason, I ate too much stuff that didn’t even taste all that […]

If you’re sure you can’t lose weight you must read this

You can lose weight. Yes, you, even if you’re certain you can’t. Even if you tried to lose weight multiple times and failed every single time, you can lose weight. Start with a reasonable goal – 5 to 10% of your starting weight. You might think you can’t lose weight because you have never reached […]

Learn this skill to maintain your goal weight

There is a statistic that tells us 99% of all weight loss attempts eventually fail. I reject that it’s actually 99%. There is really no way to accurately measure how many weight loss attempts fail. I’m certain that it’s far fewer than 99% and the National Weight Control Registry has proven it, but that doesn’t […]

Get thin quick with 3 weight loss shortcuts

Losing weight feels good. Losing weight faster feels better. I don’t endorse crazy crash diets that put your health at risk. Most of them don’t even perform the way they’re supposed to anyway. On the other hand, I enthusiastically promote shortcuts proven to speed up the weight loss progress that help you feel great. Here […]

Clutter causes weight gain

Clutter causes weight gain! If you don’t believe me, try uncluttering your environment to see how it affects your weight. Clutter contributes to weight gain or makes weight loss difficult by making it hard to eat well. Clutter tends to make us eat more heavily processed foods. These foods typically have a lot of added […]