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Weight Loss & Emotional Fitness


You’ve probably noticed that you sometimes eat in response to a feeling:  boredom, anger, nervousness, sadness, etc.  If you eat frequently to reduce the impact of an emotion, you could be an emotional eater.  Nutritionists and psychologists who write for frequently write about such topics. 

Today’s newsletter discusses 8 traits of the emotionally fit person.  Rate yourself on each of these traits to see how you’re doing.  The author makes this provocative statement:

Americans are as out of shape emotionally as we are physically and it is making us fat.

If we got into emotional shape we would lose weight . . . a lot of it!

Now there’s a tasty idea.  Find out how emotionally fit you are here

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  1. I’m one of those who eat when under stress or when experiencing something awful. In a way, it helps distract me and at the same time, allows me to simmer down and carefully ponder over my next move.

  2. Thanks for sharing Jay. There are benefits to practicing every habit – the healthy ones and the unhealthy ones. We quickly recognize when something feels good – whether consciously or unconsciously – and we do it again (and again). Unconscious eating can be very habit forming and it takes a conscious effort to choose ways to destress that don’t involve excessive eating, sleeping, gambling, drinking, etc. Awareness is always the first step. Sounds like you’re aware. What’s the next step for you? Thanks again for sharing. Cheryl

  3. bray says:

    This may be of interest to readers of this blog since it goes in to detail each week on how to use cutting-edge nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle techniques to lose weight and live a healthier life. It’s free so I figured I would share it… you can sign up for the Trim, Tone & Tighten Thursdays newsletter at


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