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Tips For Emotional Eating

we are starting to tie a lot of information and discussion together in different areas. This is a link to a page we have developed on emotional eating. It has some tips we have developed, links to other articles we have written, as well as links back to several important community discussions on the issue. The community discussions are great.

Feel free to add anything to the discussion. From our research and observation, we think that the single most important aspect of controlling emotional eating specifically is to find a way of creating space between stimulus and response. What the research shows is that people go directly to eating from the emotional stimulus. Any space that you place between stimulus and response helps to improve your odds of combating this.

We are even thinking about putting a games section on PT, so you have a diversion at night. We'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback about any of this!


Wed. Oct 29, 2:26pm

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Yes, diversions please!

Sure we can play online games at lots of different places, but it would be nice to log my food, check my groups logs, check the community threads, then click on a game without searching further afield.

Hmmmm.... Maybe "Space, the final frontier" is referring to inner space rather than outer space :) Funny I never made that connection before.

Thanks for your efforts at improving the site! It's making a difference in my life.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 4:04 PM

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any possibility of a chat room. a place w ecould come and tak when we are having a weak moment?
but I do thank you for doing such an amazing job.


Thursday, October 30, 2008, 1:11 AM

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hmm.. personally I hate the idea of a games forum, it means that the time that I should be out there getting some exercise I will instead be on the computer playing games!
I do however LOVE Lynetta's idea of a chat room so that if we have a burning question or weak moment we can get on there to support each other.

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 4:39 AM

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Hi There

I just added a video on emotional eating, some of my own personal tips. I would love to hear other peoples tips as well!

This is the link to my new video:



Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 10:43 AM

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emotional eating

When I get the urge or desire to eat when I am not hungry, but rather bored, stressed, tired, sad, etc., I clean something in my house! That way at the end of the afternoon (usually when it occurs), not only have I not given into my urges, but I have gotten something acclomplished as well! I usually set a timer for anywhere from 15 mins to a half an hour and I usually go way past that time once I get started.

I hope it helps.


Monday, April 20, 2009, 2:23 PM

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emotional eating

What is emotional eating? I come home from work. I can literally pour the refrigerator in my mouth. Is it bored a like of fulfillment at work, or a hidden agenda to sabotage my efforts? I hear emotional eating but sometimes I don't stressed when I am eating the wrong things.

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 3:38 PM

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I think a game is a great idea. I often find myself logging in out of boredom when I need a diversion to look in the lounge and other things. I also think a chat room is an awesome idea. I have tried chatting in yahoo chat rooms dedicated for weight loss and the topic is never weight loss. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 12:44 PM

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game area? I'm happy with PT, though it would be great to have more people in the lounge. I say do what you do well and don't spread yourself too thin.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 9:38 PM

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Chat room!

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 8:14 AM

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No games, yes chatroom

A chatroom would be fabulous because then any questions or concerns will be discussed immediately. A game site would promote a more sedentary lifestyle- just one more factor drawing people to sit in their desk chairs!

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 10:01 PM

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