Stress Eating Symptoms

Here’s a list of the top 10 stress eating symptoms:

  1. You don’t take time for stress relief because you have too much to do
  2. You eat to reduce stress and pressure
  3. You eat too fast and crave carbohydrates
  4. The urge to eat comes on suddenly
  5. You feel the urge to eat when you have important projects to finish and you are running behind schedule
  6. You eat to cope with stress and reduce feelings of tension and pressure
  7. Work stress causes an increase in stress eating
  8. You eat in the state of “tense tiredness”
  9. You use food for stress relief, instead of exercise or other stress reduction techniques, because it’s easier.
  10. You’ve become used to coping with stress, so stress eating seems “normal”
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Psychologist, Master Certified Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner. She is one of the world’s leading experts in using Emotional Freedom Techniques to help people lose weight without dieting, stop binge eating, and reduce anxiety and stress. She is the author of 4 Books on Emotional Freedom Techniques, the EFT Tips Newsletter, the Binge Eating Teleseminar and the EFT Weight Loss CD. Carol has a thriving coaching practice and is passionate about helping others succeed.

4 thoughts on “Stress Eating Symptoms

  1. Just getting started here – it looks promising. I am very much of a stress eater. I have had a chronically stress-filled life for most of my life (I’m 45). Between April and July of this year, I successfully lost 27 lbs. My life became VERY stressful again as of July and just now I am first starting to emerge from the breakdown/depression that followed. In that time, I regained 9 lbs. I am feeling in greater control of my life now, and reimbarking upon weight loss and improved fitness. Thanks for setting up this site – I can tell I will be visiting frequently! Have a great day.

    • Hi Kathleen,

      Stress can definitely lead to relapses in weight loss and overeating, derailing you from your weight loss goals. Controlling your responses to stress is the new gold standard of health. Good for you for recognizing this and getting back on track.
      Warm wishes,
      Carol

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  2. Just getting started here; it looks promising. I am very much of a stress eater. I have had a chronically stress-filled life for most of my life. Between April and July of this year, I successfully lost 27 lbs. My life became VERY stressful again as of July and just now I am first starting to emerge from the breakdown/depression that followed. In that time, I regained 9 lbs. I am feeling in greater control of my life now, and reimbarking upon weight loss and improved fitness. Thanks for setting up this site I can tell I will be visiting frequently! Have a great day.

  3. Hi, I’m nineteen this year and I’ve been stress-eating since I was 14. I’m chubbier by the year and I have constant stress from major exams since 15. I’m finishing my Pre-U studies end of this year and there’s another major exams then. Thanks for posting helpful posts here.

    I know now that there is a way to curb this problem I faced all these years. thanks 🙂

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