(Closed) Are you a stress eater or are you a stress starver?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Are you a stress EATER or are you a stress STARVER?
    I eat when dealing with my emotions. : (49 votes)
    32 %
    I starve when dealing with my emotions. : (33 votes)
    21 %
    Neither, I have a healthy relationship with food. : (4 votes)
    3 %
    I'm a mix. I eat comfort food in some situations and in others I can't stomach anything. : (69 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’m kind of a mixture, though I don’t overeat by any means–I’ve learned to recognize when I’m eating emotionally and curb the habit. 🙂

    Post # 4
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am a stress eater for sure!

    I try and replace it with exercise instead – but it doesn’t always work and I still want a bag of chips or tub of ice cream 🙁

    Post # 5
    Member
    3576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    In times of massive stress like the death of a loved one or something that devastating, I am a stress starver.  I just don’t eat and have to force myself to do so.

    Post # 6
    Member
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m like 80% a stress eater. Normal every day work, life, job stress– I eat. Pretty much the only time I starve is with breakups. That reaches a whole other level of stress for me that the last time I went through a breakup I lost like 12 pounds in 2 weeks because I threw up anything I tried to eat I was so nauscious over the whole thing

    Post # 7
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Depends on the kind of stress. If i’m stressed because i’m running a million errands, i’ll forget. If i’m stressed out over, say, a test, i’ll sit and munch while i study. It’s a habit I’ve had to slowly learn to retrain myself on. I’ve been so stressed that i literally make myself sick, though, and I don’t want any food. So it depends what kind of stress and how much. Agree with StevenPA–somebody had to remind me to eat when my brother died. I’ve never had such a nonexistant appetite in my life!

    Post # 8
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m a stress eater and my mom is a stress starver. My grandma died 3 weeks before my wedding – I gained ten pounds and my dress barely fit. My mom lost 20 and hers was like a potato sack. Crazy!

    Post # 9
    Member
    1057 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Most days I grab my morning (pot) of coffee and don’t eat until dinner. It’s an awful habit but that’s what happens when I’m stressed :/

    Post # 10
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    stress eater! I hate it. Last night I went crazy! LOL

    Post # 11
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m neither – whether or not I want to eat is governed almost 100% by how hungry I am.  After armageddon, I think it will be cockroaches and my appetite that survive!  Even when I’m disgustingly ill and feel like I’m going to throw up, I STILL get super hungry and have to eat until I am no longer hungry.

    I have found that if I get VERY, VERY upset I will lose my appetite, but it will come roaring back within a half hour to an hour.  And while I’ve never been a stress eater, I did used to be a bit of a boredom eater and get paranoid that I would get ridiculously hungry and start shaking so I’d eat out of anxiety.  I’ve done a lot of work to really train myself on hunger-based eating, though, so I don’t really have issues with that anymore.

    Post # 13
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m defintiely a stress eater!  Probably why I’ve been having to try to reign in my weight recently (I hate my job which stresses me out A LOT!) …..

    Post # 14
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I was a stress eater for a long time (and have the pounds to prove it)…but through working with my doctor and my personal training I have mostly kicked the habit. My Fiance on the other hand, can’t eat a thing when he is stressed. His stomach literally hurts. Now when I get stressed out, instead of eating…I take a nap…LOL. I just have to check out for a while and I have usually gained some perspective and de-stressed by the time I wake up =)

    Post # 15
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Usually I am a stress eater but an anxious starver. However throughout my wedding planning I thuoght I ate a lot but I kept losing weight and I was probably too thin but didnt realize it until I saw pictures of myself.

    Post # 16
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    1335 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m a stress starver. I know it’s not the healthiest way to deal with my emotions, but if something really stressful or upsetting is occurring in my life I just don’t feel hungry. Plus, I think I find comfort in being able to control something in my life when other things feel like they are getting out of control, if that makes sense.  But the stressor is only temporary, and then my eating habits go back to normal.

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