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lost pound equals emotional eating.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Finally got below the 170s! Depression magically disappeared, but now I have a weird "hunger" that isn't the usual hunger pang. It's more like feeling a hole in my center. I desperately want to eat -- anything. Want to keep the weight loss so badly, that I imagine my "need?" and my will power fighting it out inside me. Needless to say, my body is uneasy.

Is this a form of emotional eating? Addictive eating? Are they the same thing??
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  • MYTIME
    In WW they say if you feel real, gnawing hunger, need protein. More like a tiredness, need some carbs. I say, never hurts to have a little extra protein. Great one is string cheese & apple. There are even flavored string cheeses now. I like WW smoked flavor (husband doesn't tho) and there are jalapeno ones too.
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    on getting under 170s!!
    2651 days ago
  • INCONTROL247
    Congrats on getting below the 170s! Good luck with your internal battle.
    2653 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8634484
    I get that too. I'm not hungry but as you say, empty somehow. I saw a program that was all about why diets don't work over the long term. They said that the body was so programmed by evolution to store calories for times of famine, that when one lost weight, the body attempted to sabotage things to get back the lost stored fat cells. I wonder whether that is where that sensation comes from. My solution so far is to go and clean my teeth! Don't ask me why that works, but it does for me. I also plan all the 'naughty' things I'm going to eat tomorrow. Of course tomorrow never comes!
    2653 days ago
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