6 Methods to Stop Stress Eating


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How to Stop Stress Eating and Why You Do It

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7 Ways to Stop Stress Eating!

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To help you let go of distracted eating, try the following: Only eat while sitting, and focus solely on the act of eating your meal. Eat away from your work area: in a lunchroom, restaurant or outside. Take a few deep breaths before you eat to calm and center yourself.

Though self-isolating is the best way to protect against COVID-19, being stuck at home can lead to some unhealthy habits. Here are 13 ways to prevent stress eating when you’re stuck at home. It’s a vicious cycle of not feeling satisfied and eating to compensate. Gaining weight, increasing physical and mental illnesses and low self-esteem can all result from stress eating. Fortunately, there are ways to steer yourself away from this stressful eating cycle.

Here are 6 tips to stop stress-eating. 7 Ways to Stop Stress Eating. ADOPT A NEW DE-STRESSING ROUTINE. “Unless you have a replacement food or activity, it’s almost impossible for our brains to hear ‘don’t MAKE TIME FOR MEDITATION.

STOP AND BREATHE. DO A MINI-WORKOUT. CALL FOR SUPPORT. 6. And When All Else Fails Distract, Distract, Distract If you feel a massive stress-eating binge coming on, find a happy equivalent to distract you. Maybe it’s taking a hot bath, reading a good book, or quietly meditating.

Whatever brings you joy AND keeps you away from the kitchen will do the trick!12 Ways To Stop Your Stress Eating, According To Nutritionists And Food Psychologists Plus, skipping meals causes dips in blood sugar that can lead to cravings and make stress eating. Find Other Ways to Relieve Stress.

So if eating to relieve stress or fill a void, confront it and fill it with a positive action, including: • Going for a walk • Calling a friend • Stepping outside for fresh air • Journaling • Reading a book • Meditating • Practicing yoga. If stress eating at work or mid-afternoon mindless munching is an issue for you try these six ways to reduce stress eating from nutritionist Cynthia Sass. She shows you how to out smart office snacks, vending machines, and convincing coworkers. How to Stop Emotional Eating. Emotional eating often occurs due to feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, boredom, sadness, or loneliness.

You may use eating as a way to suppress negative emotions and feel powerless once your food cravings. Find other ways to cope with stress. Discovering another way to deal with negative emotions is often the first step toward overcoming emotional eating.


List of related literature:

A good intentional distraction is one that requires you to stop eating, stop looking for food, and stop thinking about food in order to perform the task.

“50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food: Mindfulness Strategies to Cope with Stress and End Emotional Eating” by Susan Albers
from 50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food: Mindfulness Strategies to Cope with Stress and End Emotional Eating
by Susan Albers
New Harbinger Publications, 2015

This attitude has helped me to find creative ways to stop stress eating.

“50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food” by Susan Albers
from 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food
by Susan Albers
New Harbinger Publications, 2009

Stressing yourself about eating causes more stress in your body and makes you toxic!

“The Stash Plan: Your 21-Day Guide to Shed Weight, Feel Great, and Take Charge of Your Health” by Laura Prepon, Elizabeth Troy
from The Stash Plan: Your 21-Day Guide to Shed Weight, Feel Great, and Take Charge of Your Health
by Laura Prepon, Elizabeth Troy
Gallery Books, 2016

develop a healthy practice of eating all foods in moderation.7,15 They learn to identify irrational thinking about food, their bodies, and sense of self, and they learn healthier ways of coping with difficult feelings and resolving old trauma.

“Food and Addiction: A Comprehensive Handbook” by Kelly D. Brownell, Mark S. Gold
from Food and Addiction: A Comprehensive Handbook
by Kelly D. Brownell, Mark S. Gold
Oxford University Press, 2012

By not eating when emotionally upset, by daily meditating before meals, and eating in a calm, quiet environment, we help the emotional factors influencing digestion to become consistent.

“Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini” by Gabriel Cousens
from Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini
by Gabriel Cousens
North Atlantic Books, 2005

Identifying and avoiding environmental or social triggers for excessive eating can also help.

“Textbook of Family Medicine E-Book” by Robert E. Rakel
from Textbook of Family Medicine E-Book
by Robert E. Rakel
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2007

176 reduced compulsive eating: Jennifer Daubenmier, “mindfulness Intervention for Stress Eating to Reduce Cortisol and Abdominal Fat Among overweight and obese Women: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Study,” Journal of Obesity, 2011.

“Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out” by David Gelles
from Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out
by David Gelles
HMH Books, 2015

These same distraction tricks can also help us avoid emotionally driven eating.

“The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You” by Sylvia Tara
from The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You
by Sylvia Tara
W. W. Norton, 2016

In Step 5, you learn to resist and control the interactions between food and mood, the reasons we eat other than hunger.

“Way to Eat: A Six-step Path to Lifelong Weight Control” by Maura Harrigan Gonzalez
from Way to Eat: A Six-step Path to Lifelong Weight Control
by Maura Harrigan Gonzalez
Ebsco Publishing, 2002

To reduce psychological cues to eat (such as boredom, habit, stress, or emotional distress), a client may restrict eating to the kitchen or dining room table.

“Sports Nutrition for Health Professionals” by Natalie Digate Muth, Michelle Murphy Zive
from Sports Nutrition for Health Professionals
by Natalie Digate Muth, Michelle Murphy Zive
F.A. Davis Company, 2019

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  • I’m constipated and I’m 10 and it hurts really really really really really really really bad and just can’t take it my mom tried hard as she

  • Lol at the banner that popped up at the end of this video suggesting your “3 Best Uses For Nutella” video. Heyyy! That wasn’t nice ����

  • My anxiety and OCD has become a LOT worse since we watched my Mom die a horrific death from cancer last year. So anorexia in my early twenties has now shown up as binge eating disorder at 40 and I am so lost. Working with a therapist but not seeing much progress so far.

  • You are a natural motivational speaker; your authenticity is the magic sauce.
    Thanks for being you,
    Keep doing what you do!
    I wasn’t trying, but that rhymes too! ��

  • Just a few helpful tips, some positivity and encouragement and I’ve got my focus back! I do not want to lose ground! My lockdown mantra. Thank you Dr Becky

  • i live in a state that provides 0 help for me. ive been told the following when ive sought help. 1. we’re afraid of you. 2. you dont have the right insurance. 3. here’s a phone # in florida (im in the midwest). 4. we’re just going to put you on a list. i find it strange that people who have taken the career of helping people refuse to help me.

  • Great tips! Very smart and useful. Of course, then I watched the nutella recipe video and well…i guess i can work those calories into my day, right?����

  • Great video and advice.
    I cut bad carbs and sugar from my diet around a year ago. One of the side effects was I stopped craving sweet stuff when I was stressed.
    It didn’t stop me wanting to snack but I now have some nice cheese and nuts as snacks and it works for me. Also they fill me up so I can’t keep eating them!
    Good luck to anyone trying to change their lives for the better
    It works!
    Keep doing it until it is the new normal!!!

  • Yes, concentrated breathing techniques & walking definitely help ALOT! I’ve dealt with 24/7 chronic pain issues for this past 9 years & it would be easy to be emotional & frustrated all day, but I force myself to go for walks often, practice concentrated breathing techniques & also writing down every single thing I eat. Just seeing on paper what I am eating is helpful in changing habits & better food & quantity choices. I still have emotional & frustrating days & I miss the person I used to be before pain, but those days continue to be fewer & fewer as I meditate on the things I’m grateful for & remind myself that it could always be way worse than it is. Thank you Lord that I’m walking & breathing today, I’m warm & dry etc.
    And thank you Joel! ❤️You are so kind, encouraging & transparent with us & I know that this video will help people.

  • It is more difficult to keep junk food out of the house during lock down when you have bored children running around. It is the ultimate strategy though….. if the junk food isn’t present it obviously cannot be consumed. The minty chewing approach seems more achievable and simple. I am going to it try that later today when I break my fast. Fantastic practical advice as always. Thanks for sharing.

  • I think that I eat emotionally too, but I agree with Dr. Doug Lisle, that if I don’t eat processed food, stick with whole, plant based foods, I don’t seem to pick. I think I just don’t get hungry. If I don’t have things in the fridge or pantry, that I ‘say’ I don’t eat… I don’t go for them. The other thing you mentioned, I wholeheartedly agree with. Walk! I want to speak up for the older person who has some hitches. I was going to the gym, and lost 80 lbs with a plants only diet. I was eating plenty and not hungry. My feet started to be more and more painful. Nothing worked well. I stopped walking and going to the gym, but eventually found out about orthopedic shoes and insoles. It all takes time, so now, I’m desperately in need of exercise. Do whatever it takes to get your body moving. It’s hard to get it back, but no time like the present.

  • when someone starts talking about “walk for the walk’s sake not to get somewhere & do something” I get stressed and confused and annoyed. I CANNOT walk just for the walk. I simply cannot. It has to be somewhere for a specific something. And if it is I try to go get it done as quickly as possible so I can get back home and shut myself from the world. What’s wrong with me?

  • Desperately need this video Joel! Been so stressed and off YouTube for a while. Miss your videos and I’m back now lol �� by the way don’t set a theme for your channel! That’s the fun part of it…

  • Thanks very much Dr Becky �� (I have 6 or 7 lbs or so…that wee little tummy “pouch” left to get rid of). I really appreciate your videos! ��

  • Joel you were nice enough to highlight my comment on Killing the old me.
    I have let my eating get out of control for many years! Glad to say the past four days I’ve done well. I’m motivated for the first time in a long time. Your very relatable and upbeat with your passion for this topic. That has given me hope for a better me.
    I would like to share my progress in the future. All the best to you and your friend Lia.

  • I’ve lost almost thirty pounds just by walking everywhere and drinking more water!!! And you look so attractive in your photo for this vid!!! You always do of course but that pic looks especially good for some reason

  • Thank you for sharing!!! Loved your ideas and found them encouraging for my own journey. Maybe you and Lia will consider doing a video on how you did it?

  • I have started the walking to de-stress. I also have used the app headspace to meditate I agree it’s a wonderful thing to meditate. I tend not to snap at people either because I have relaxed and looked inwards.

  • HI, my diet is whole plant based diet, and active life style, but then also i struggle with this problem. One tsp of coconut oil or almond oil in night works, but I am not sure that can I take it everyday. can you suggest me about this. Thanks

  • I just discovered your videos and man oh man do I relate to majority of them. I feel so sad. I didn’t realize some of these combinations were typical

  • I thought I defeated stress eating. Then covid-19 came. Al of this physical distancing, husband laid off because of covid 19, kids doing online high school/college, everyone being home is driving me insane!!������
    Southeast Texas is crazy with wind, pollen, and allergies that I cant be outside because it makes my sinuses crazy. So, stress eating has begun, sugar cravings, wanting to bake, salty crunch snacks. If my kids were still not living here there would not be any of these treats so I would be ok. If they are here, I want them. If they are not, I more than likely would not want to go to the store to just buy something.
    Your tea with dinner is an amazing idea. I am going to try it because after dinner I go to the cabinet to look for something sweet, my dark chocolate. Lol. This may do the trick. Thanks so much. ��

  • Maybe you could make a Playlist of Healthy Videos. These are really practical. Meditation is a life saver for me. Walking and breathing is extraordinary. My superpower is napping.

  • Did you have trouble getting to sleep after your evening workout? I just started working out, and I have found if I do it after 6 P.M., I have trouble getting to sleep at night. Any advice as to gradually being able to control my sweet tooth? I crave sugary stuff! You look healthy and happy, and gave great advice! Take care, Joel. P.S. Some advice on emotional eating would be great, too. Is boredom an emotion?

  • Wow Dr. B!!! I had no prior visualization of your journey!!! I am so encouraged! Gum and tea are my ‘stoppers’…nice to have a name for them! ��It’s so true. Keto has helped me stop, analyze and ignore craving and eating urges, and ride the wave. They do pass! ������

  • I do feel that way, thankyou for the tips. I feel like I go trough fasting then want treats. It’s a battle. I’m slim and fit but as I’m 49 I bliatvand put on belly weight fast and then loose it. Thank you for your tips!��any suggestions?

  • Omg!!!! Thank you thank you! I have always wanted to know why my eating patterns were off,just watching your video it all makes sense.

  • Joel, I thank God daily that I’m not a stress eater. When I get stressed I usually can’t remember to eat. Once I was stressed for an entire month. I ended up losing 30lbs because most of the time I couldn’t remember to eat or when I did finally eat something it wouldn’t stay down. I am, however, a depressed eater. When I’m feeling blue I will feel constantly hungry. That’s when I try to put off eating by taking your best piece of advice. I try to walk. At times like that it’s hard to even get out of bed let alone go for a walk. Once I push myself into going�� I’m so glad I did it as I always feel a little better than I did. Just so you know, your advice is spot on and I hope a lot of your viewers take it. ( That is if they need it.)��

  • I’m in the same boat. I eat if I’m bored, or mad, or if it’s Tuesday. Lol. Ive been doing intermittent fasting also and have lost 40+ pounds. Everything you said in this video speaks to me. Thank you for this and I just downloaded Head Space. I’m old enough to be your mother but you are a great motivator for me. ��

  • Hey Joel,

    Thanks for all of your content. When watching this video, I noted a discolored area on your nasal septum. Have you seen anyone for this? I’d hate to hear you have melanoma. Please have it checked out.

  • My favorite alternative now is a keto cake in a mug egg/coconut oil/milk alternative/almond flour/appropriate sweetener. Delicious!

  • I can totally see you as a health and fitness coach along with doing YouTube with Lia. You’re fun, relatable, and give great advice! Looking forward to your next video!

  • I can’t eat when I’m stressed. No hunger at all, nothing looks or sounds good..however, I’m a sleep walk eater.. I get up during the night and eat.. I even eat foods I don’t like during sleep walk eating. I don’t remember doing it but I’ll wake up in the morning with a banana peel on my chest or cookies on my pilliow..my daughter has been up ( she gets home from work at midnight) when I was sleep walking and she tries to talk to me but I don’t acknowledge her. She says I look like either a robot or zombie, lol..no wonder my dieting isn’t working..grrr..lol..xoxo..

  • I so wish I had a friend like you as my support in this. I have well over 200 pounds to lose and I just don’t really have a support system here. It’s difficult to stay on track. Thank you for your videos. Love you and Lia so much!

  • This old broad thinks Joel Woods equals real life. Thank you for sharing. My buddy is my sister. She’s been so stressed it’s stressed me out

  • Hi Joel, Great advice. I’m a walker too. I can walk and walk alone and work out my mind problems. I will take public transit partway home and release all the tension from. When I get home, I feel like me again.
    Four years ago I went vegan. I’m no longer hardcore, but 85% of the food that eat is vegan. When I started I also started intermittent fasting and have stuck to it. It has become second nature. I have discovered that when I do feel hungry during the fasting periods that there are two reasons. One is I’m bored (=time for a walk) and the other is that I’m thirsty. I don’t have cravings anymore. When it comes to meditation, I need absolute silence and often darkness. I focus on a certain colour with the goal of holding that focus without any “interruption” by other thoughts. When I stop I feel refreshed and relieved.

  • Brush your teeth after eating. Very effective. Do some physical exercises when craving. I promise it’ll knock it out and has huge benefits! Thanks Dr. Becky.

  • Dr. Becky is AWESOME! I’m so very grateful for your videos. They are all helpful but this one on stress eating really hit the target. It’s inspiring to know you’ve struggled and succeeded too.

  • Very good reminders! I like the “stoppers” idea. Chewing gum is not for me, but I love tea and I drink lots of it. Great video, as always. Thanks, Dr. Becky!

  • Thank you for your encouraging videos. Your “stoppers” are ones I’ve used for a while. I also brush my teeth after supper especially and that really helps me as that clean feeling mouth isn’t as tempted to take in snacks! I love drinking peppermint tea also. Thanks for your great advice! PS I’m originally from Nebraska, and live in north western Iowa now only about 10 minutes from Nebraska. (God’s country!!)

  • I do the same thing especially on the weekends! I stay on track all day and even the evening, but before bed I get hungry and binge on chocolate or popcorn. Ugh. Thank you for the tips!

  • Dr. Becky, I think you changed an old slogan for a bad thing into a good thing: “You’ve come a long way baby.” You look awesome! I assumed you always have.

  • I have ptsd and panic/anxiety disorder… my habit it I crave something sweet after every meal. If I’m sad I want something sweet, if I’m happy I want something sweet����‍♀️
    I cant physically eat large portions of food because I have horrible gerd. But I always want something sweet��

  • About 6 months ago I started taking the pill for my skin. About 3 months in I started to become extremely constipated and bloated. Just recently I decided to stop taking the pill to see if it really was causing my discomfort. The next day and for about a week later I had no problem with constipation! But….for the past few days I would say I have reverted back to almost how I was when I was taking the pill. I am so confused. I drink almost 2L of water a day, have tried using psyllium husk, eat chia seeds everyday and eat oats in the morning (apparently it helps with relieveing constipation). BUT NOTHING IS WORKING!! Please help me and give me advice!! About the time I started to get constipated when using the pill I also moved countries (from Australia to Wales), and I am wondeirng if the different environment is playing a role in my digestion issues. Is this possible? Also, could coming off of the pill be a contributing factor as my hormones are trying to revert back to their normal state? Please reply!!!! Before going on the pill my digestion was amazing!!! I never got bloated and never was constipated.

  • I have anxiety pretty bad and I didn’t know not sleeping enough would make that worse maybe that’s why my councilor told my mom to take all my books at night lol

  • Thank you for the calm and logical way you explain things. I also find that keeping sugars and other bad stuff out of the house is the best stopper. Also that drinking flavoured teas are better than having multiple cups of coffee with added milk, sugar substitutes etc. Please keep posting videos to see us through this tought time. Stay hopeful and safe!

  • Scheduling and planning contributed to my 40 pound weight-loss.
    * Once-a-week meal, dessert and snack planning.
    * Once-a-week grocery shopping.
    * Having plenty of food and snacks around (and in my bag) keeps me full.
    * Eat at the same time everyday. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and mid-morning, -afternoon and -evening Snacks.
    * Go to the gym at the same time everyday. I trade off days between a full work-out and doing something easier, like riding a bike or swimming.
    * As a business owner, I worked the same hours, 10-7, 6 days a week, with time for meals alone or with business associates. (In other words, I stopped working 16 hour days, all-nighters, or three days in a row.)
    * Plan your desserts! There is almost nothing worse than going to bed craving something sweet or a bite of chocolate.
    My go-to dessert is baked fruit (apple, pear, apricots, bananas, berries, etc.) topped with a couple of pieces (1/8 ounce?) chocolate
    Cut large fruit in half, remove seeds or pit, bake in oven for 20-30 minutes. Top with chocolate pieces. Clean up kitchen. Voila! Dessert is ready.
    * DO NOT eat most white food: eat brown rice and whole grain flours and breads. Cauliflower and white fish are OK. Potatoes are OK, maybe twice a week (Potatoes are motabolized into sugar, which can lead to diabetes.) Avoid fried foods. Use cold pressed oils (extra virgin olive, avocado, grape seed oils, etc.) or a bit of butter to saute food. High heat and oils can clog up your heart valves. PS I am not a dietition or a food expert; just things that I have learned.
    * Go to bed at the the same time and wake up at the same time every day to insure 8 hours of sleep.
    After nearly 100 years of testing, I always wake up at 7:30 AM. Doesn’t matter what time I go to bed or sleep. Very annoying to my employers who wanted me at work by 8. NOT such a problem when I could arrive at work at 10 AM when self employed.

    AND, most important, make sure you have lots of fun and spend a lot of time with the people you love.
    And, Don’t forget to date, to find your partner in life.

    Adore you and best wishes.

  • In the summer of 2018, you were the calm, knowledgeable, encouraging voice who guided me to health. And now you’re helping me keep what we earned. Thank you!❤️

  • I need to say goodbye to kit katsmy go-to to destress. I’ve gained so much weight the past 3-4 months that it’s sad. Also, diabetes scares the crap out of me since my dad has it. Back to the gym tomorrow. Great video and tips, Joel! ��

  • Another awesome one! Every in there where you said: “If you want a video about…”, I would love to see a video on ALL those topics

  • I love your other channel, but honestly this is my fav—just you. You are so relatable. And whilst I move on to episode 3 of the GBBS — how do we get you on the show!?!?!

  • Omg. You guys are good. I live in Washington DC. I wish I lived in Arizona so I could be your patient. Or I wish your clinic was in Washington DC. Anyways I hope I find someone as good as you guys. I need help.

  • Excellent tips, walking is a great way to clear my mind! Don’t know why but running the vacuum (Hoovering) is a satisfying distraction too.

  • Sad I relate to all of this ������ oh my gosh doctor I’m in a real real real crisis with myself, I can’t even be around too many people like this ������ my problem is I binge out of sadness, worry,agitations,anger,pressures, and then its fasting for 3 days and then back to the binge,yes it does affect the health because I feel it makes my blood tests inaccurate ��

  • My mom,, currently 75 years young, would always say to me, “this too shall pass!” I’m going to tell her this latest version of that saying! She’s going to get such a kick out of it ��

    You are such a wonderful lady Dr Becky, thanks for sharing!! Love you guys and your channel(s).

  • I’ve been really surprised by how fast you can gain weight if you eat a lot of Doritos or potato chips. Making better choices like fruits and vegetables instead really helps, too.

  • Great video! For stress I journal and pray. And I do the 4,7,8 rule. Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds and 8 seconds of breathing out. And sometimes I just eat some Doritos. ��

  • My favorite Joel video! You gave very practical strategies that I think would work for a lot of people. I had found a couple of them on my own & thought it terrific that it worked for you too. When shopping for food, I learned that there are several chances to back out of a bad choice.I may put a “naughty” food in my cart but as I continue shopping, making healthy choices, that “guilty” food begins to scream” I don’t belong in a cart loaded with healthy food.!” It so obviously doesn’t go with everything else, that by the time I check out, I have put it back on the shelf, having talked myself out of it! Since that worked for me a few times, I’ve started playing “what’s wrong with this picture?” during my shopping, when I check my cart for something that doesn’t belong there & get rid of it! The point is, you have many chances before checking out to fix a bad choice! I do allow myself an occasional indulgent choice but it has to be rare.
    My husband and I do intermittent fasting, as well. Seeing a young person like you influencing others in such a positive way, to work at living a healthy life is inspiring to us! God bless you!

  • One evening I thought I was craving something sweet, but didn’t have anything sweet in the house. Instead I ate some salty pistachios and problem solved. Sometimes I think I’m just hungry and my mind makes me think I want something sweet

  • Soo good! Thank you again for practical advice. I grew up with “instant gratification” from candy. I always had bubble gum in my purse in high school. Often used a quarter to buy a bag of candy so my stash wouldn’t run out. To quench my thirst, I would turn to Kool-aid or coke— hardly ever remember drinking water! It’s taken me years to be intentional in limiting sugar intake. I hated dark chocolate in past but now it is my go to splurge, and strangely I’m not tempted to binge on dark chocolate. I like your suggestion of mint gum (or maybe a breath mint) and hot tea (again mint is great favor here).

  • You guys have detailed the anxieties really well and you can trace how it all relates to food. You’ve given some great points to help people

  • Great presentation, DB. I completely agree with trying super-hard not to stress eat so you don’t lose ground, feel like you’ve failed so why not just totally surrender. When all of this is over, I want to look and feel good… be set to proudly carry on. Thanks for putting all of the feel-and-look-good options out there. Love love love.

  • That was a pretty motivational video Joel. Those are all pretty good tips. I’ve had a stressful couple of days and found myself just eating junk. Yesterday, I went to bed early just so I didn’t have to deal with stuff. I find that to be a great way to destress. ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Dr. Becky!!
    Excellent video!
    I have gone on a weight loss journey for the past almost a year! losing almost 20kg!!!! and reaching my goal, but now during quarntine and lockdown i have been struggling. I used to fast walk three times a week for 30 minutes!!now i fall back. I haven’t gained to much but it has been difficult!!! you really inspire me!!! please continue to do so we/i neef it! Thanks soooo much❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Twice in my life, I noticed that I gained a few pounds because I was suffering from my grass allergies but could not take medication for relief. I found that the minute I popped food in my mouth my allergy symptoms subsided…like magic. I have always explained this as my body perceives digestion as more important for survival than itchy throat, watery eyes and sneezing. I’m curious if this thinking has any truth to it? A good stopper and for me is shouting out after dinner, ” I am so satisfied and I don’t need to eat anything else tonight.” This seems to make me accountable to myself and while sometimes I feel hungry I usually do not eat again and if I do it’s something like a clementine or vegetable stick.

  • Eating healthy is often difficult to do here in the American south but oh we have amazing and delicious food….especially sweets! Do you think moderation is good? Walking is great too. Great advice! Thank you.

  • Curious. How long is that walk to the shop? I know you walk to most places. How long of a walk is that?

    And yes… You are amazing!!

  • Dr. Becky Thankyou. This is such a great time to have this video up considering the stressful times we’re all going through right now with the Covid-19, myself for one, and not to mention other stressors we have in life. You have such a calming way about you that I really appreciate.This is such a great video for realization as to what we’ve been doing, what we need to do, and the reason why. AND, I would not have guessed that you had been overweight. Thankyou so much for bringing that to our attention, especially for those of us who are. It helps us feel hope. Great simple tips for distractions too. Again Thankyou. Stay safe and well. ����

  • Thanks for the great video, Dr. Becky! I love saying that “sugar begets sugar” and the more you have it the more you will want. I love your tips. I also like reminding people to, “Keep your eye on your why.” I love your term of stoppers! Very practical. A couple other tips I encourage people to do is to: Assess your previous meal…was it well structured with enough fat, fiber, and protein to keep you full and satisfied until the next meal? Assess your hydration…many times, like you said, drinking something can take the edge of any hunger or craving. I also like to talk ask myself 3 questions when I want to stress eat: #1: “What’s my trigger thought here?” For me it’s often after I get my young son down to sleep and want some “me time.” Then I ask: “What’s the underlying need or emotion that needs addressed?” Usually that is just needing to de-stress and relax. Lastly, I ask “How can I address this emotion without food?” Often just taking a hot shower, brushing my teeth, getting a sparkling water, and watching some Netflix to unwind does the trick just fine.

  • Ok Ria, I am kind of confused here. In the video you suggest Magnesium Citrate but that most definitely is a laxative. Personally I think it is a definitely harsh laxative as it cleans you out. We recommend this product prior to having a colonoscopy.

  • Dr Becky, i have not craved sugar and flour, but have craved more healthy fats. I was at my ideal weight but have gained 4lbs, not much but enough to stop.

  • Thank you Dr. Becky for a much needed video for me. I will take this information and apply to my life right now. I have definitely been overindulging in Dopamine’s during my lay off. Thanks for the reminder that I owe it to myself to have more self control. It’s bad when your joggers are getting tight��

  • I have chronic constipation (I go everyday but have hard poops) and Natural Calm really helps me have better poops! It also helps me sleep too ☺️

  • People bought me chocolate for Easter, I gave some to a few homeless people.,. but still had lots, and I feel too bloated, then went for exercise on bike and fell off ��������, so much for trying to stay healthy…. where did my motivation for running go or swimming? I can’t find it ������, if I pray, do you think I’ll look hot again? Xx

  • Thank you Becky I have not been eating like I should my job was furloughed trying to get back eating healthy thank you for the encouragement praying for you and your family❤��❤

  • Some good things to think about there Joel. I find I sometimes binge when I haven’t eaten for a while and will go for something sweet or fattening to satisfy the hunger pangs, what I really struggle with most though is the mindless eating when I’m not particularly hungry, especially watching tv. My brain just parks in neutral and I will shovel food into my mouth until it’s all gone, when my brain kicks back in I will sit there feeling stuffed and thinking “wow I didn’t mean to eat all that”. When I’m hungry I need to go for something healthier instead of defaulting to junk, that I’m sure i can do something about even though that might be easier said than done at first ��. The biggest hurdle though will be the constant eating without giving it much thought when I’m not even really hungry, I need something else to focus on instead of food.

  • Merci beaucoup Dr Becky. So far so good for me but i’m carefull and i need video like yours for my motivation. You are the best,
    I like you very much.
    Joëlle, Canada.. 😉

  • Took Joel’s advice and 7am Saturday morning i went walking. 3 hours just walking it was nice. went to breakfast alone that was nice and had no phone. the air seem clearer. ok

  • Stopper is the best thing Dr Becky invented but I still haven’t found one. A cigarette used to be my stopper but I am still searching for a new one. Sigh…

  • Thanks for a very motivating video. You do seem to be a good motivational speaker. I found it funny that 90% of the ads that came up on your video where about food.

  • Joel, I was wondering, do you take your vitamins during your fast period? I have been doing intermittent fasting and I have gummy vitamins I take at night…but does that break my fast?

  • Thank you for this video! I am definitely a stress eater. I have been “keto” since January and this is tough but I’m trying to retrain my habits, this video has great timing. Thanks so much!

  • Hey how’s it going I hope all is well. I myself dealt with binge eating for about seven years.. It’s fucking horrible but I learned how to control it and I’ve had lost 60 pounds and got probably the best shape of my life!! I even made a YouTube page dedicated to my journey if anyone is interested check it out!!

  • Such a brilliant video. We’re all human and mostly all have the same thoughts. Fantastic motivational vid, I love it. Joel you have a super healthy mind and body it’s commendable ����

  • Becky, you are amazing! Thank you for a few tips. I don’t know why I never thought of sugar-free gum but I’m donning my mask to pick up a prescription this morning. I’ll be buying some gum too. I do regularly practice the hot drink but the weather is changing, making it less desirable in the evening. God Bless you.

  • Bullseye! ACV helps me…. but more important is…..rational thinking along w goals……………exercise. watching carb intake.

  • Salt is a stopper too! It kills cravings. I have a Redmond’s salt rock by my seat. When I think about snacks, I nibble on it instead. It works wonders! I have come too far to turn back now…

  • Raising my hand as an emotional eater. Great tips, Joel! It took turning to keto for me to curb my addiction. Lately, I’ve had desires to just give up and buy a box of doughnuts or cookies but thankfully haven’t. It’s taking tremendous will power to walk away, but I end up doing what you said: stop and breathe! Then I ask myself why I want those things. You’re so right about being mindful. I also learned to imagine a food you hate that tastes terrible to you and apply it to something unhealthy that you crave haha.

  • Here is the link to my free video series on my 4 Daily Habits for weight loss: https://www.drbeckyfitness.com/dr-beckys-0123-strategy/

  • Thank you for this wonderful video. I found it very helpful. I have PTSD and I have found walking to be a real game-changer for me. It has helped with sleep and confidence.