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Thursday, November 15, 2007

DragonFire Factoid: Emotional Eating Big Obstacle to Big Loss & Maintenance

New research shows that those who have the hardest time keeping off the weight are those who eat for internal emotional reasons.

The study (published in Obesity) looked at those who were participating in a behavioral weight loss trial and also used data from the National Weight Control Register (NWCR).

The study found that it was easy to predict outcomes for those who ate in response to internal cues, such as feelings and thoughts. Essentially the higher levels of "internal disinhibition" at the beginning of the weight loss program - meant the less weight loss overall.
--Diet Blog "Maintaining Your Weight: Emotional Eating Must Be Addressed"



Chubby Chick said...

Emotional eating has always been my downfall. *sigh* I've got to get a grip on this once and for all!

Heather said...

I could write that article, lol!

I think that is very true sometimes but I also think it can be overcome. I know for me, I emotionally ate ALL the time. and little by little I am moving away from that.