Patient Comments: Emotional Eating - Describe Your Experience

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Share your experience with emotional eating. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Zubiya, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

At the very beginning I thought that it was the norm but then my family pointed out that I am eating more food more when I am emotional. I chose to ignore them but then I noticed my weight gain, so chose to quit eating sugary and fatty items, but then my family helped me overcome my problems.

Comment from: LadyBug, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 20

It was interesting to learn about cortisol, 'the stress hormone'. The last few years have been very stressful for me. It's shown up as a weight gain, mostly in my stomach area. It feels like I was unconscious through all of the stress I was going through. I was also drinking a lot. I managed to get the drinking under control but then I relied on the sugar. I'd quit eating sugar years ago but started again. The weight piled on. Thankfully, due to learning about cortisol and the fact I'm a 'mixed burner' I think I can get back on track. I've always been an emotional eater but with the information provided here, I am more aware and focused on getting my weight lessened.

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