Post # 1
I eat when I’m stressed, which lately has been ALL the time… for the last 5 months. I’ve gained close to 40 lbs. I’ve never been this heavy. I weigh more now than I did when I was 9 months pregnant!!!!
How do you bees cope with stress eating? How can I stop??
Post # 3
@Peaceoutboyscout: When I am stressed or depressed, I’ll either eat everything I can get my hands on or nothing at all. I also love a good snack before bed. I’ve been trying to keep healthier things around for me to eat (like, I don’t buy cookies or anything. I don’t usually keep bread around, etc.). I’ll also try and drink something with a little flavor (like Mio or Propel). I think it’s really just a mind game.
Post # 4
Me Me Me!!! Stress eating had me at 270 lbs and its been hell trying to get it off. 1. i try not to be stressed and i know its easier said than done but I am trying my hardest not to let things get to me. 2. dont keep unhealthy things in the house. I honestly dont keep junk in the house anymore… my fridge is stocked with fruits and low cal pudding! Wine is my weakness and i usually have a glass of that when im stressed and things seem to become better lol
Post # 5
@DuckEBee: I’m the worst though. Even if I don’t have junk food around the house, i’ll go out and get it lol! It totally is a mind game. I just need to figure out how to break the cycle.
@mrsaxachef: OOH I’ve never thought of low cal pudding. That’s right up my alley. I’m a drinker too… It will be hard for me to give that up. I like my margaritas!
Post # 6
Me. I just have to flat out not have snacky crap in the house. I have no self control if we do. So now instead of eating oreos when I’m stressed, I have an apple with carmel dip. So it isn’t exactly perfect but satisfies the sweet craving and is way better than a half pack ofno oreos.
Post # 7
@Peaceoutboyscout: I find that I tend to eat more junk when I’m stressed or upset – either that or I don’t feel hungry at all.
Best advice is to just not have any junk in the house and to stock the Fridge with lots of fresh produce. . . if you overeat you might as well eat something healthy.
And you may want to try and get to the root cause of why you’re an emotional eater – for instance, the specific triggers that cause you to eat more. You already identified stress, so now dig deeper and figure out exactly why you feel stressed and find a way to limit it.
Post # 8
@Peaceoutboyscout: I never thought of myself as a stress eater until I started my new job & graduated from grad school, and didn’t feel the need to snack all the time. My old job was a lot more high-stress, and I would constantly snack and graze without thinking. Now I make it through the whole day without visiting the vending machine.
Post # 9
I am/used to be. I no longer buy anything that I could stress eat easily because it will be devoured. These days I try to drink water or tea instead. Or just eat a small snack like yogurt and blueberries or a cheese stick or something. I’m lucky that I was never very much into fast food, but I can never buy cheezits again!
Post # 10
I’m not so much a stress eater as a bored eater. If I am bored I must have snacks. I’ve been trying to do better by having fruit and healthy granola bars available as well as some protein shakes and baby carrots, but it’s just a really hard habit to break.
Good luck with your weight loss journey!
Post # 11
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
@Peaceoutboyscout: Jumping up and down, screaming and shouting, ME ME ME!!!!!
Go for a walk, talk to someone, throw something and make sure that, if you eat, it is healthy.
Post # 12
It depends on the stress. I eat when I’m depressed, but can’t eat when I have anxiety. Weird.
I also agree with others; do not keep too much junk around. But I don’t think you should deprive yourself.. have your favorite things, just in moderation.
I’m one of the most stressed out people I know!
Post # 13
OMG… glad to know I am not the only one….. and even when I try to do good, I have MARRIED a stress nibbler.. who LOVES junk food… When we started dating I was training for a marathon and completed at 26.1, now I am a chunkmeister……
Glad to know I am not alone…
Post # 14
@Peaceoutboyscout: I am in the exact same position as you. I have also gained 40 lbs in the last 5 months and NONE of my clothes fit so I am posting to follow to see if anyone has any good tips.
People keep telling me to exercise to relieve the stress but it doesn’t work when I can’t/don’t want to/not motivated. I am in my last year of school so I am very busy and its so cold here I don’t want to go outside to exercise and I don’t like working out at home but can’t afford a gym membership right now. So you could try exercising but if you are like me it may not work.
Post # 15
Stress eater here! chips and dip, and brownies are my weakness!
Post # 16
@Peaceoutboyscout: Lol! You know I thought I wasn’t one but today was an example of how clearly I am…lol. I had a couple deadlines I had to meet and was late for an appointment…ended up polishing off half a bag of pretzels and half a bag of M&M’s
Like PP’s have said, it’s probably best to just not have junk food in the house altogether.
Other than that, the only way I’ve been keeping the weight off is by being as active as possible and hitting up the gym a few times a week.