Emotional Hurricanes

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Hey, y’all. Kyle here. I recently learned that 75% of overeating is caused by our emotions. And I didn’t read that in the Enquirer. I heard it from our "Genius in Residence" Lonnie Carbaugh (He’s actually our behavior change specialist).

The way I see it, emotional eating is like gas prices – a disaster happens and prices go up. The Mavens know what I’m talking about.

After one such disaster, I remember a woman running to her car saying, “I’m going to go get gas before they raise the prices!” Now that’s a proactive, money-saving response!

Let’s try that strategy with eating. What hurricanes are headed for the coast of your eating habits? They could be stressful occasions, periods of anxiety, or even great successes that bring on a celebratory binge. Try to identify three times you might be tempted to overeat this week and prepare for those times accordingly. Let me know how it goes!

SPOILER ALERT: By the way, emotional eating is one of the many topics that will be addressed in our upcoming group weight loss curriculum, which will complement our Are You Eating Enough to Lose Weight module. 


Kyle Young

Kyle Young enjoys perusing and creating books, movies, and music, which makes his job as Director of Product Development at Full Plate Living quite fitting. In his free time he practices Tang Soo Do karate, in which he holds a green belt.

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