9 Signs Of Emotional Eating

My name is Charlene and I am an emotional eater.

I eat when I’m sad. I eat when I’m stressed. I eat when I’m happy. Hell, I even eat when I’m just plain bored. And I definitely eat instead of facing my problems.

This, along with a few other contributing factors, has resulted that I am back where I was 2 years ago. But more on that in another post…

Today I share an article I found on Skin Online. I would love to hear how you feel about this subject.

9 Signs Of Emotional Eating

9 Signs Of Emotional Eating

We all know that eating is not just about survival, it is about savouring flavours, colours, texture, and presentation, but it can also be about your emotional state of mind.

Food is used by many as a form of escape, especially when stressed, emotional , tired , depressed and the list could go on and on. The repercussions of emotional eating often result in many a health problem, notwithstanding the packing on of unwanted weight.

Here are 9 signs that you may be an emotional eater:

1. You eat whenever stressed no matter what time of day.

2. You eat as a response to your emotions i.e. you eat when you are happy , you eat when you are sad and you even eat when you are bored or frustrated.

3. You seek comfort in food, feeling as though food will make it ‘aall better’.

4. Your eating get’s out of control and as a result you eat continually.

5. You become obsessed and fascinated with food.

6. You use emotionally charged language to describe food or eating.

7. You eat, even when you are full.

8. You are still thinking of food and what you can eat, when already full.

9. You have random cravings which surface out of the blue.

Emotional eating will require hard work to manage, but it is possible to correct the bodies leptin levels over time. By investing in a medical weight loss programme you will get both the support and guidance you require in order to overcome your emotions and gain control of your weight.

All medical weight loss programs should be run by a medical practitioner with medical support staff to assist you in the journey.

3 Replies to “9 Signs Of Emotional Eating”

  1. Hierdie is definitief my problem ook.
    Ek weet die mond is die kontakpunt vir liefde. Dis hoekom baie verslawings (rook, drink, eet) so moeilik is om te breek.

    Whether it’s love from others or love of yourself that you lack, we all need to fill up that gap, and some of us do it through eating. I have lost 30kg while being on a medical weight loss program, twice in my life. Twice, I have picked it up again. A program can definitely assist you, motivate you, keep you on track, make sure you are accountable and help you to reach your goals. But no program on earth can make the head-shift for you. Looking forward to the “more than that in another post” part :) xx

    1. Thank you for your honesty! Programs definitely make the weight loss easier, but I agree… it’s the head that’s the problem :( I have to learn that food does not fix anything. I have been on this roller coaster my whole life. I’m starting a program at the end of this month, and praying that it will not only be weight that’ll be shifting this time, but my mind as well. I have to do this, not only for me, but for my little girl as well. Love xx

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