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Eating Healthy when You Don’t Feel Like It

Emotional eating is problematic for many over-eaters. When stress goes up – food and calories often go up as well. When depression sets in, food can be used as a way to stop the hurt. There is some truth to the phrase “comfort food”. Food has a way of making us feel better or it can take the focus off what is making us feel bad. This is emotional eating.

Using food based on our emotions is similar to how an alcoholic uses alcohol. After a period of emotional eating or a food binge the results are not unlike an alcohol binge. We can be left feeling empty and often self-loathing is a consequence of this behavior. This begins a cyclical practice. We look to food to fill a void; make us feel better and ultimately end up feeling far worse. This is a viscous cycle that can be very damaging.

How can we make healthy food choices when life becomes overwhelming? Making poor food choices is easy. There are always reasons to make bad food choices. Fast food restaurants and junk food is always convenient. Oftentimes healthy food requires more time and attention to prepare. When we are feeling down – it’s that much more difficult to exert the energy into healthy food.

Perhaps a new or different approach to eating healthy should be considered. A different attitude about diet can be very beneficial. Eating healthy should be viewed the same way you view brushing your teeth. Most of us wouldn’t consider not brushing our teeth just because we didn’t feel like it. Try making healthy food choices a priority – the same as brushing your teeth. If the urge to eat or your emotions are such that you feel you must eat – eat something healthy. Subsequently getting away from food altogether may be necessary to avoid the temptation of making bad choices. But how do you get away from food when food is everywhere?

Divert your attention from food with a favorite hobby; a phone call to a friend; or even exercise. Ofttimes the desire to eat will pass and if you make yourself busy with something else – you will forget about eating. Diverting your attention with exercise can be beneficial emotionally too. Exercise can get the endorphins flowing. Endorphins have a way of changing moods; making your feel better overall and take your mind off food. Although exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing when you’re feeling down – it’s most definitely a worthwhile and profitable choice. And if you reward your body with something good and your mind or emotions may return the favor.

We may not always feel like making good food choices or eating healthy. In fact, eating unhealthy may be just what we feel like doing. When emotions start to rise and unhealthy food is looking good – an attitude adjustment is necessary. When you’re feeling good – begin to train yourself to eat healthy even when you’re feeling bad and know that there are alternative and constructive choices that can be made that don’t rely on food to heal us emotionally.

  • #1 written by Rowena
    about 10 years ago

    This is what my friend once said when I asked her about her gaining weight, she said coz she’s depressed and she turns to food for comfort. You’d most likely find her on eat all you can restaurants … but the exact opposite is whats happened to me … I lose weight coz am depressed … down to 25 inches from 30 inches in less than a month’s time.

  • #2 written by Chris
    about 9 years ago

    Great article, so many health sites and promotions are trying to hide the truths to why we gain weight, then they purpose bogus solutions. You are straight forward and honest, and it is very refreshing keep up the great work and keep the great advice coming.

  • #3 written by Brett
    about 9 years ago

    Sweet article and so true. It is truly amazing how patterns in eating change with the way your mind is. The slightest little thing can alter eating for the worst. In this case it also may be good to make sure and always have a safe food fall back to turn too. Mine is celery, I will have that around no matter what, instead of the chips I eat celery!

  • #4 written by eating disorder treatment
    about 9 years ago

    There are so many motives to eat more than usual. If I’m stressed because of some exams I eat. If I try to quit smoking I’m always hungry and usually eat junk food. I sometimes get into a fight with my husband and to calm my self I run to the fridge and eat a bucket of ice cream. I know this is not healthy but it’s the only thing that calms me.

  • #5 written by Florentina - Weight Loss Helpers
    about 9 years ago

    Yes, a person should definitely replace this automatism of eating every time it confrunts with a problem with a hobby.Hobbies relaxes the mind and fills the free time in a more constructive way .

  • #6 written by Parasite Cleanse
    about 9 years ago

    I always eat fruit or drink skim milk when I get hungry.

  • #7 written by Coach
    about 9 years ago

    I enjoy eating but due to my healthy,i stopped to eat junk foods.
    Nowadays i’m eating only greeny vegetables,which makes my body healthy and fresh too.Your article was very inspirational. Thanks for contributing healthy article.

  • #8 written by Fimo
    about 9 years ago

    i love to eat..the best thing we can do is to take what is the best for our body

  • #9 written by Cases
    about 9 years ago

    I try to drink water when I am hungry. It’s easy to just start nibbling on stuff and than you realize you just blew it. So, keep water glass next to you and grab that before grabbing a fattening snack.

  • #10 written by Toronto Cosmetic Surgery
    about 9 years ago

    Diverting your attention can be as simple as having a short walk outside. Hey, my dog is always willing and able to accompany me. Thanks.

  • #11 written by Narconon Vista Bay
    about 9 years ago

    My problem is I sometimes go days where I hardly eat simply because I forget, then have days where I can’t stop eating and have to resist eating to much! I’m sure there is a term to describe this but I’ve never been able to find it. I agree about exercise always preventing over eating food when you feel down but it’s always so difficult to get in the right mood to exercise. I just hope one day I will automatically exercise like automatically brushing my teeth.

  • #12 written by Lose Inches
    about 9 years ago

    The problem is twofold, not only do we turn to food in times of emotion, but also many of us do it automatically without thinking about it, in other words it is a habit.

    Breaking habits is difficult, the first step is to recognize the times when you are eating emotionally. Every time you are about to eat, stop and ask yourself the reason why you’re eating. Is it because you are hungry or is there some other reason?

    Once you have learned to recognize the difference, don’t try to stop emotional eating immediately, or you will probably fail. Instead, recognize and acknowledge that you are not hungry, but tell yourself that you can still have the ice cream/chocolate/whatever in half an hour if you still want it.

    If you do still want it half an hour later then go ahead and eat, but very often the desire has passed away, thus you are taking the first steps towards breaking the habit.

  • #13 written by Trilastin-SR
    about 9 years ago

    Good advice. I find it helpful to try not to be a perfectionist. I am human and I have my fair share of weaknesses and indulgences, but I don’t use that as an excuse to give up on my goal of eating healthy all together. Two days of falling off the plan, but five days of doing the right things is better than all the days being reckless.

    Take care,

    Tri

  • #14 written by bitkisel
    about 9 years ago

    Diverting your attention can be as simple as having a short walk outside. Hey, my dog is always willing and able to accompany me. Thanks

  • #15 written by Garen Arnold
    about 9 years ago

    This is some good information about about emotional eating. I firmly believe that our eating habits need to be changed if you really want to lose weight. I lot of people have been searching for the right dieting plan only to fail and left wondering what they are going to do. Maybe, you have made these mistakes in the past. I sure hope not.

    Anyways, here is some useful info on fad dieting. If you would like to read what people are talking about with some of the most popular fad diets please check out my blog on fad dieting.

  • #16 written by seks
    about 9 years ago

    i love to eat..the best thing we can do is to take what is the best for our body

  • #17 written by online games
    about 9 years ago

    i support your post. healthy food sometimes doesnt taste good. like “amapalaya”
    i hate to eat this. but its good cleanser as well as blood circulation.. the best thing you can do is to make some dish that is great to taste.

  • #18 written by Bumeral sport
    about 9 years ago

    I thnk that people can always make food to be healhy and taste. I like to enjoy in eating and this choice between taste and healthy – is not for me.

  • #19 written by Teri
    about 9 years ago

    I always try to drink as much milk as I possibly can. I like semi-skimmed, not too much cream but at least there is some taste to it.

  • #20 written by Jeremy
    about 9 years ago

    Very sound advice! You remind me of a good friend who once gave me advice on how to not eat right before sleeping. Thank you for your excellent site!

  • #21 written by Rehab
    about 9 years ago

    If you want to be slim you have to be smart: change your eating pattern permanently. In this way you’ll lose those pounds forever! Remember this: after eating (five to) nine pieces of fruit a day for a few months you’ll notice that your appetite for fruit has increased structurally and moreover your appetite for stimulants will certainly have decreased! Try it out, it really is magic!

  • #22 written by The moaning blogger
    about 9 years ago

    I myself have had problems with my weight for years, ive tried all sorts of diets low fat, low carb, you name it ive tried it, i got poorly a lot through dieting and i agree that different mood swings make you eat more or less, depending if you are happy or sad, all i do now is just watch the calories, i dont avoid any foods at all, if i want donuts ill have donuts, if i want bacon and egg, ill have it, i just watch the calories and it works for me, i think that trying to stay positive and happy is a big factor also. Mick…

  • #23 written by Andrew - How To Stop Emotional Eating
    about 9 years ago

    Great post on the topic of emotional eating.

    I certainly agree that often diets give the useless advice of trying to avoid junk foods and processed foods. However often times the food isn’t the real problem. The real issue is why we are eating in the first place.

    Are we eating because we are physically hungry? Or are we eating because we are trying to deal with a tough emotion?

    I myself dealt with emotional eating, overeating, and binge eating for 4 years. And I tried everything. I first started with diets. And found out that diets don’t work. The problem is that diets require self control and discipline. If I had either, I wouldn’t be overweight in the first place now would I? ;)

    After diets I tried joining overeating support groups. This is when I started experiencing some progress and it was very encouraging. There I learned about emotional eating. I learned why I was tempted to overeat at the end of a stressful day etc.

    After that I also tried therapy and did that for 4 months. I have to say this is where I made most of my progress when it came to emotional eating. While working with my therapist I was able to pin-point my emotional issues.

    Anyways currently I’m writing on the topics of emotional eating, binge eating, and overeating. I’m trying to help others dealing with those same issue. Sadly many overeaters are looking for the next diet. When we all know diets don’t work. And they have very little or helpful advice out there. Here is a related article I’ve written:

    Stop Emotional Eating the Easy Way – 3 Tips
    http://howtostopeating.com/blog/stop-binge-eating/stop-binge-eating-the-easy-way-3-tips-18

    I hope you check it out and let me know what you think.

  • #24 written by Bath and Body
    about 9 years ago

    This is a very interesting post and it’s nice to hear everyone’s input on the issue. I have a similar issue as Rowena. I cannot eat when I feel stressed or depressed. I guess I’m lucky with respect to gaining weight, but not eating is not healthy for you in other ways. Comfort eating is a serious problem but I’m sure there are ways to fight it. There are some natural appetite suppression remedies, however, I believe that it is all in our head and that there are ways to trick our minds. People just have find a way to convince themselves that other activities such as riding a bike or going for a walk is what makes them feel better, not food.

  • #25 written by YOR.com
    about 9 years ago

    I really like buying whole chickens, they are very cheap and you can make sandwiches with the leftovers.

    I usually prepare them as follows:

    * 1/2 an onion, diced
    * 1/2 a lemon or lemon zest
    * a carrot
    * a piece of celery
    * sprigs of rosemary
    * sprigs of thyme
    * 2 cloves of garlic
    * salt and pepper

    Enjoy!

  • #26 written by bikini photos
    about 9 years ago

    Your right, eating healthy does seem to be difficult. It’s like all the fattening foods seem to taste better. I found that in order to counter this effect, go out and do some things that you haven’t done in a long while. Such as fishing, boating, canoeing, biking, walk in the woods or up a big hill.

    Doing things like this that you haven’t done in awhile seems to counter the effects of wanting to eat junk foods.

    But honestly in order to keep sanity for me at least, I will eat one good meal on Sunday for lunch such as something I used to eat before I was on my diet. Just one meal doesn’t seem to affect negatively in a bad way so that is why I do it.

    Laura,

  • #27 written by Essay writing help
    about 9 years ago

    Every time you are about to eat, stop and ask yourself the reason why you’re eating. Is it because you are hungry or is there some other reason?

    Once you have learned to recognize the difference, don’t try to stop emotional eating immediately, or you will probably fail. Instead, recognize and acknowledge that you are not hungry, but tell yourself that you can still have the ice cream/chocolate/whatever in half an hour if you still want it.

  • #28 written by evercleanse
    about 8 years ago

    Eating healthy can be tough at times but in the end it can really benefit you from personal experience. What I do to stay fit even when i don’t want to is just work out but i heard if it gets really bad you should have a detox to flush your system.

  • #29 written by gafas graduadas
    about 8 years ago

    it´s true, a lot of people eat because is sad or have a problem..
    the obesity is more danger than the people think, because may cause serious emotional and psychological problems, and in this case the people enter in a vicious circle…eat because is sad, and is sad because is fat, and then, as they can´t control their problems, they continuous eating

  • #30 written by Delellis
    about 8 years ago

    I know what you mean , I’m a bit of an emotional eater myself , when I’m stressed , frustrated or facing a crisis situation , I get a serious case of the munchies and make for a beeline for the fridge.

    Unfortunately after indulging on a bag of chips or a pack of cookies , I’d feel guilty which only worsens the situation. And of course my waistline suffers along with me as well.

    Your right we should find healthier outlets for our stress and stuff like exercise or doing something relaxing.

  • #31 written by Game guy
    about 8 years ago

    Just weighing in with my two sense worth.

    Sometimes its not possible to stop unhealthy eating habits on your own. This is after all a lifestyle change and true lifestyle changes are usually brought about by a death in the family, a birth or a marriage.

    yeah, that sounds like a little bit of an exaggeration right? Perhaps it is, but truth is overestimating the difficulty of a lifestyle change is similar to trying to climb a slippery glass wall – it nearly can’t be done.

    My suggestion, is find a partner, pledge to that partner what you would like to do or achieve, have that partner or coach help you create small but achievable goals then report truthfully to this partner on a daily then weekly basis about how you are doing.

    We have used this technique to buddy up while doing door to door sales and other emotionally difficult things and its one of a handful of processes that appears to help people make a lifestyle change.

    Good luck everyone.

  • #32 written by alcohol detox diet
    about 8 years ago

    Actually, I’ve found watermelon to be a great fruit. you can fill up on it really easily and it’s very few calories.

  • #33 written by Woga Gartenpavillon
    about 8 years ago

    Whenever I feel depressed, I tend to crave for junk foods. Thanks for this great advice. Maybe I can just divert my attention to other things like boxing. Release my depression through punches. at least, that way, i’ll be able to put off some weight.

  • #34 written by urine drug test drink
    about 8 years ago

    As for me when Im in a bad mood I dont eat more , I drink a lot cups of cofee!

  • #35 written by Joan
    about 8 years ago

    I agree that emotions can drive hunger and eating behavior, and you can end up gaining (or even losing) weight if these mood changes become chronic. However, by making your will power strong, you can avoid these binges. At times it is not as easy as it sounds, but taking one step at a time helps a lot. And as you have said an attitude adjustment is surely necessary.

  • #36 written by Cooking courses
    about 8 years ago

    Are you hungry or are you just bored or fed up? The trick is to divert your attention to other activities avoiding food. Get out, away from the fridge or just do something to keep your mind active. It takes 3 weeks to break a habit and 10 days to form one so harder to resist of course but not impossible. It’s attitude… no one needs to over eat and I’m certain you are never really ‘hungry’. Fad diets are crazy – eat less, exercise more. Look at the Europeans, the French women are thing, Italians & Spanish are healthy and you don’t see diets there. Learn to cook like the Europeans and you’ll be eating good healthly food without the dieting – that’s what I do anyway – keep active and eat well and treat myself sometimes – everything in moderation.

  • #37 written by Narconon VistaBay
    about 8 years ago

    I have noticed that from time to time when I’m bored ( depressed ) I find my self eating for no reason than something to do that I enjoy. Its more than likely the problem isn’t food so much as it is my lack of control over my life. I find the more I have going on the better I am.
    This was a great article and thanks for the post.

    Thanks
    Karen
    Narconon Vista Bay

  • #38 written by lucy loo
    about 8 years ago

    I’m currently battling with this emotional eating issue :(
    I’ve always found it hard to have certain things in moderation..like cereal and sweet stuff. I’m definitely not overweight and can go for a week being active and healthy..then all of a sudden s**t hits the fan and i have a binge.
    It’s got worse since my dad died. It seems any sort of change or stressor can trigger it and i know now what im doing yet at the time i think..i dont actually care about my body and do it anyway! Then maybe the next day im all strict again..i feel happiest when im strict and in control.

    A horrible thing to contend with :( :( dont know whether to seek help..just sounds so easy to stop but it’s really not

    good article ad post guys xxx

  • #39 written by GM diet
    about 8 years ago

    I am thinking of trying the GM diet. It is again healthy food, though the restrictions on just fruits and vegetables is a pain to start with…

  • #40 written by Fred
    about 8 years ago

    There are times when I do not eat at all. I know it’s bad! That is why I am going to make an effort to do what you say and munch an apple or a carrot even when I do not feel like it.

  • #41 written by Alcohol Facts
    about 8 years ago

    I used to have a weight problem but I eventually lost the pounds I wanted by watching what I eat and drink. This sounds very simple, and it is. If you burn more energy than you take in, you will lose weight. That’s what worked for me.

  • #42 written by Dave
    about 8 years ago

    Well Written!
    nice piece of work with lot of useful information…it helps thank

  • #43 written by Food & Drink
    about 8 years ago

    I am currently going through a ‘eat what you see’ phase but I find that making myself busy through going out jogging and even work takes my mind off thinking about food.

    Lee

  • #44 written by how to lose pounds
    about 8 years ago

    Exercising can definitely become a habit just like smoking once you start seeing the results, and that’s one habit we should all be hoping to get into. When it comes to eating unhealthy to feel better, a good technique to avoid this would be to not have any junk food in the house. If it’s in the house we are more tempted to eat it as opposed if it wasn’t. Here’s a tip, if you have been exercising on a regular basis and you have a sweet tooth, then the best time to eat such foods would be in the morning since an insulin spike after fasting for 8hours is actually very anabolic. But again this is only if you have been consistently working out for a couple days.

  • #45 written by boracay specials
    about 8 years ago

    well..eating healthy is like living healthy..if we love to eat, we must eat the right foods with the right quantity and nutrients..even if there are times that we want to eat those not-so-healthy comfort food,maybe it is just a matter of self-control..

  • #46 written by Lazer epilasyon
    about 8 years ago

    Hi,
    For being healthy and for a healthy life,people should eat natural organic food. Depression may cause over-eating and after over-eating,a bad fat person.
    In order to be slim and healthy,we should be careful for our eating habits,no fast food,no over eating and always should do exercises.

  • #47 written by It's Just Lunch
    about 8 years ago

    I agree. When I’m feeling down, it’s hard to maintain a healthy diet. I also feel lazier at these moments. Here is a solution. Maintain a stock of your favorite healthy foods in your fridge. Have them prepared or simply shipped to you. When you feel down, you will also not be motivated to cook. If there is a large stock of yummy (healthy) food available, you just dive in. There are many diet food outlets – that will set you up with ample supply.

  • #48 written by skuteczne odchudzanie
    about 8 years ago

    Yeah, food is everywhere but is not that bad thing, just look what u eat

  • #49 written by Recipe Collector
    about 8 years ago

    Our dispositions in life could really affect the way we eat. I find myself in the same position too. Eating a lot whenever i’m stressed. But one thing that helped me get through it is by engaging myself in other activites. I decided that I should not remain that way. We always have a choice.

  • #50 written by Online Bingo Fun
    about 8 years ago

    i like body building i eat daily protein related food like egg and fat food i want to growth my body. useful information about the eating.
    Thanks

  • #51 written by Mental Health
    about 8 years ago

    I put together a healthy diet that can boost your mental health as well. It’s really important to have more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. You may also keep portion sizes reasonable, it’s easier to eat the foods you want and stay healthy.

  • #52 written by Top Torrent
    about 8 years ago

    I try to eat as healthy as I can, but sometimes it’s just too hard to resist to a big juicy steak or a hamburger. I’m only human after all :)

  • #53 written by healthremedies
    about 8 years ago

    Thanks for the great and easy-to follow instructions. I am total dummy when it comes to designing my own blog but your tutorials are really very user friendly!

    Thanks a lot!

  • #54 written by Shimano Fishing
    about 8 years ago

    Great to see another advocate of the mind body connection.

    The desire to eat un healthy food can be reprogrammed – phew thats a relief.

    We need to reprogramme our habits to the healthy option. Train our inclination like we did when we learned to brush our teeth every day. There’s no need to think about it you just do it and probably wouldn’t consider any other way!

  • #55 written by Plastic Surgeon Toronto
    about 8 years ago

    @ Top Torrent – for me it’s the snacks, crisps, chocolate, I just can’t help myself!

  • #56 written by Gafas Graduadas
    about 8 years ago

    Sight has a lot to do with emotions too. When you are depressed or frightened you remember (“see”) a lot of less things. It’s awesome to understand how much emotions affect us.

  • #57 written by Gowan Rosemc
    about 8 years ago

    Proudly speaking, I have changed my eating habit for a long time. Not emotional eating, I am eager for food that is more natural now.

  • #58 written by Baby Heartbeat Monitor
    about 8 years ago

    An interesting note is that, if you change your habits, even “pretend” for an extended time, you become that person. So pretend to like eating healthy, and you’ll find that eventually you’ll actually just enjoy it for real.

  • #59 written by Maria Lavegpason
    about 8 years ago

    “How can we make healthy food choices when life becomes overwhelming? Making poor food choices is easy. There are always reasons to make bad food choices. Fast food restaurants and junk food is always convenient. Oftentimes healthy food requires more time and attention to prepare. When we are feeling down – it’s that much more difficult to exert the energy into healthy food.”

    I’m not even sure where to begin, this is so far off. Healthy food takes so little time to prepare.

    1) Fast food can also be healthy. There is absolutely nothing stopping you from going to subway, or some place moderately more healthy than Burger King.

    2) Preparing healthy food is so easy, I’m not sure where this idea that it takes time comes from. I can throw a few fresh veggies on a plate, a quick splash of dressing, and I have a salad in minutes. I can sear a piece of tuna in about 4 minutes while I prepare my salad, and now I have a meal that would cost $20 in a restaurant.

  • #60 written by Stella Shimano
    about 8 years ago

    A week or two ago I discovered this website and have been reading along quietly. I decided I should give my opening comment. I dont know exactly what to write except that I have really loved reading. Nice blog. I shall carry on visiting this website frequently. I have also taken your feed to get updates.

  • #61 written by Shimano Calcutta
    about 8 years ago

    I recently discovered this website and have been following along steadily. I felt I might give my opening comment. I dont know exactly what to write but that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I shall continue visiting this website in the future. I have also taken the RSS feed to get any updates.

  • #62 written by Jay Chedip
    about 8 years ago

    Emotional over-eating doesn’t necessarily mean stuffing your face with chocolate cream cakes (although I must admit that can be very comforting!) A large bowl of strawberries or blueberries often does the trick for me. I think I read somewhere than foods with natural red or blue/black colouring can contain mood-enhancing chemicals – so win-win!

  • #63 written by clarissa
    about 8 years ago

    This is a wonderfully written article and these are all great tips. I too eat like when I am bored. I started chewing some gum though. That has worked wonders.

  • #64 written by Healthy Foods
    about 8 years ago

    Eating a balance of healthy foods that contain carbohydrate, protein, and fat every day will help your blood glucose stay in balance and keep your weight where you want it to be. Healthy foods are an important issue because healthy eating is important to good health.

  • #65 written by lazer epilasyon
    about 8 years ago

    nice work…

  • #66 written by Atlantic Laser Tattoo Removal
    about 8 years ago

    I think that emotional eating is a problem for a lot of people! I like the idea of comparing it to not wanting to brush your teeth. If you pack your house or office with healthy snacks it’s what you’ll eat. That way you wont have to go to a fast food joint. Also, drink water when you are hungry. That helps a lot and water is necessary for any great diet.

  • #67 written by Lisa Beck
    about 8 years ago

    We found a lot of useful info on this blog , can you blog back to us and we will be happy! Really alot of info that we needed We wish You good luck.thanks

  • #68 written by Stop emotional eating
    about 8 years ago

    I use to be a emotional eater and then had to find some help with the online course of http://www.totellwellness.com. They gave me the tools to help me stop emotional eating and binging some. I had to retrain myself in my eating habits and find out or rediscover what hunger feels like for my body, i learned to listen to my bodies cues and when I am feeling an emotional trigger, I have to STOP and ask myself am I physically hungry or is this just emotional. If it’s just emotional then I try to distract it with some other activity, take a walk, start a hobby. Drinking water also helps keep those cravings in check. I learned to find other ways to satisfy those emotional rollercoasters.

  • #69 written by healthy life
    about 7 years ago

    I try to get a healthy food and i use healhty pill too, to get a healthy body but… the result is not to good..Please give me some guide to get a healthy body with a nature medicine and food.
    thanks

  • #70 written by Betty Winter
    about 7 years ago

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  • #71 written by Smart Diets
    about 7 years ago

    Hello and thank you. You are 100% correct with what you said. I was and still am an emotional eater but like you said it is times like this that we should be eating healthier foods. I found a great website that gives me all the info about what foods to eat to cause fat burning and what to avoid. It has a lot of great easy to prepare recipes for foods that cause me to lose weight by increasing my motabalism. This gives me more energy to exercise and I find the combination of exercise and increased motabalism soon helps pull me out of my down mood. I call it my smart diet. Thanks again.

  • #72 written by Ibiza Wedding
    about 7 years ago

    It’s New Year and the excess eating has definitely been done… not sure how I can come back from here – diet in order now

  • #73 written by Muscle Building
    about 7 years ago

    This really is a good article. Thanks for posting. I hope others find it as useful as I did.

    I have to eat healthy.. I don’t know of a better way to live.

  • #74 written by Ion Foot Bath
    about 7 years ago

    I have a big problem with comfort food. Whenever i get depressed I always go to my favorite restaurant when I know I should be eating a healthy meal. I recently began a detox diet and incorporated an Ion Foot Bath and it has been going well so far.

  • #75 written by Nur
    about 7 years ago

    A very informative article (many useful advices!) with a great conclusion.

    I truly agree to attitude adjustment….healthy living is a step by step process, and it’s all about making small, gradual changes every day :)

  • #76 written by Oxygen Concentrators
    about 7 years ago

    Omg I love food… I don’t know how I am ever going to stop eating unhealthy. Although I don’t really know if its worth it D:

  • #77 written by Houston Weight Loss Surgery
    about 7 years ago

    This is great article. I would like to say that Healthy eating begins with learning how to “eat smart”. it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat. Your food choices can reduce your risk of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, as well as defend against depression.

  • #78 written by The Natural Appetite Suppresant Princess
    about 7 years ago

    Hi,

    I stumbled upon this site by accident and felt compelled to share my comment.

    First, thanks for the great share.

    I think weight loss and fitness always boil down to 2 things: 1) Metabolism and 2) Nutrition.

    Metabolism: You worked to expend the excess calories so that they do not turn into fats. To do that, either you create a calories deficit or you increase your calories usage.

    For most cutting calories (aka reduce portion size) is easier but not everyone can withstand the hunger pangs. That’s when a hoodia gordonii supplement can be useful as it make your brain think you are full so that you won’t feel lethargic or cranky.

    For those who prefer to exercise, you should focus on weight training and high intensity interval training like wind sprinting. Forget about cardio.

    Nutrition: First thing is to get the habit of reading labels. If you see anything that says high fructose corn syrup, trans fat, hydrogenated or partial hydrogenated oil, put it back.

    Next understand that you need to eat a balance meal, and not follow a fad diet. One that contains carbohydrates, protein and fat.

    Opt for unprocessed carbs and when possible, it’s better to take fruits (not fruit juice) and vegetables. Technically speaking, fruit and vegetables are less calories dense. Good for losing weight.

    Get your plant protein from beans, legumes, and nuts, while animal protein, eat free-range and/or organic meats.

    Get this straight, we need fat. And the right kind of fats would make you fat. What we need is natural fats from fishes like salmon and tout or fruits like avocado.

    When you need oil, use coconut oils and pure virgin olive oils.

    By the way, for the ladies and gentlemen out there, avoid soy based products and beer.

    Guys, soy and beer (contains estrogenic compounds) cause fats to accumulate on your chest. So unless you are interest to grow boobs continue eating.

    Ladies, one of the reasons why your stubborn belly fat never go away could be due to your high intake of soy based product and beer.

    Oops, I blah too much on a blog post! That’s it. :)

  • #79 written by stomach pain after eating
    about 7 years ago

    I go with the 90/10 rule. 90% of the time I eat great healthy food and 10% of the time I’ll eat not so healthy food such as chocolate or burgers etc. This way I know I’m getting everything my body needs but can still have the comfort foods I like without feeling guilty. try it out.

  • #80 written by The Eye
    about 7 years ago

    This gives me more energy to exercise and I find the combination of exercise and increased motabalism soon helps pull me out of my down mood. I call it my smart diet. Thanks again.

  • #81 written by Trout Fishing Information
    about 7 years ago

    i like eating a lot as well. my technique to keep me from thinking about food is to work on different projects. i schedule my day so i can focus on my tasks. for example i make time for playing with my children and then i do my arts and crafts time. or i can hang out or do jigsaw puzzles or go fishing. these activities can keep your mind off food. you can give them a try if you want.

  • #82 written by Phentermine
    about 7 years ago

    Emotional eating is quite dangerous as this is indeed something that would result into worse conditions. I think that the people themselves should understand this as we never know how much we ate and how much more will we be eating in such a condition. There are plenty of cases of obesity who have been linked to this reason. The faster we understand this the better it will for our heath.

  • #83 written by Davinia
    about 6 years ago

    Great article, I agree emotional eating is very difficult to avoid. I try to keep mostly all natural foods and prepared snacks in my house so when a graving sets in I have to actively go out to get something that is not healthy. Most of the time this works because I usually do not feel like going out. I think what is most important though is to eat healthy at least 80% of the time. As mentioned already, excercise is great for improving ones mood. It can be tough to get going but I focus on how I will feel after taking a brisk walk or doing some other workout. This helps me drag myself out the door.

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