Do you eat more on stress?

Italy
February 6, 2008 3:34pm CST
I have an horrible exam to do in two days and I think I'm eating too much because of stress. In January I managed to loss 4 pounds but now I think I regained everything *doesn't have the courage to weight herself* Are you like me? Or are you from the lucky group who eats LESS on stress?
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@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Oh no, I definitely eat more when I'm under stress! I hate it! I also am very jealous of people who say they can't eat when they are under stress... of course, they are usually the skinny people! lol! If I wasn't under so much stress, maybe I would weigh less! lol!
• Italy
6 Feb 08
There must be something on the DNA if half people in the same situation react completely opposite
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@Sungolian (377)
• United States
6 Feb 08
When I was a wrestler in high school I was able to lose 25 pounds in 8 weeks. Then last year when I was in the military I lost 30 pounds in only 7 weeks. So luckily I know if I gain weight I can lose it right back so I let myself eat a lot whenever I want because I can just work on losing it later.
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• Italy
6 Feb 08
Tell me, do you want to make me envious? I wish it was so easy to lose weight. How much gym do you do to lose 25 pounds in 2 months?
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• United States
7 Feb 08
2 times a week I used to do 8 mile runs in the woods (12.8 kilometers) when I wanted to lose weight. I would run pretty fast. It took me about one hour to finish. I actually had to wear a backpack of water with a drinking tube attached to it becaues otherwise I would sweat too much and dehydrate. On days that I don't run, I would lift weights. Did a lot of deadlifts, bench press, and squats.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
6 Feb 08
I can not eat if under stress. During my years of study, I didn't eat much, so I always keep nuts handy to chew on something once a while...
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• Italy
6 Feb 08
I wish I was like you. Then with all the stress I have I would be thin like an anchovie :D
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
6 Feb 08
lol, I am skinny...
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• United States
7 Feb 08
Im one of the people who finds comfort in food when Im stressed out..LOL...Not good considering Im planning my wedding and thats stressful...Plus Im trying to diet. Although I have a friend who does the opposite and she is one of the tiny super metabolism people..Then she can complain about gaining a pound. Grrrr...LOL...People say to drink a lot of water when you feel the need to eat...The funny thing is those people are the ones that have a cheeseburger in their hand :P
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• Italy
7 Feb 08
I'm with you :( I drink a lot of water yet I eat the same :(
@gemini_rose (16192)
6 Feb 08
I wouldnt say it was lucky, but I am from the group that eats less on stress! In fact I dont eat anything at all. In 2006 I had so much stress throughout the year that I ended up losing over 3 stone, now I did need to lose the weight as I was very overweight and I went from just over 11stone down to just 8 stone, but it was bad weight loss because of the pressure I was under I was going for days without eating, and unfortunately it has had a lasting effect on me because I still have a lot of trouble eating and I have developed intolerances to a lot of food, mainly my favourite foods which is not good. But never mind the good thing is Im not under all the stress that I was!!
• Italy
6 Feb 08
Yes I know not eating at all under stress is even worse than eating a lot. I think I have developed a lot of intolerances too in the course of wrong diets
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• United States
6 Feb 08
I can't eat at all when I am stressed because I usually feel sick to my stomach.
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• Italy
6 Feb 08
When I'm TOO stressed I feel acid in stomach and can't eat, but I must be REALLY stressed. *feels the acid coming*
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@palina77 (1178)
• United States
6 Feb 08
yes i eat more when stressed
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• Italy
6 Feb 08
*shakes hand with palina*
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@miryam (6507)
• Italy
7 Feb 08
no i' have a different problem..... i eat a few of stress and when i a few depress so i'm mor3e tired i eat a few few............... bye myryam
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• United States
7 Feb 08
Unfortunately, I also eat more when stressed. This has been a problem for me for years. Even when not stressed & not overeating, I have a real problem losing the extra weight. Up until I was 30, I could easily lose it, but it has become progressively more difficult. So I understand, how difficult it is, but if you could find some kind of other stress-reliever, or some kind of distraction from eating, maybe you can still fight the problem. Good luck!
@youless (98302)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Feb 08
I am different. In fact when I am stressful, I will lose my appetite and I don't want to eat more.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I actually can go either way....sometimes when I'm stressed I cant stop eating but other times (and this is more common with me) I DON'T eat at all...
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 Feb 08
Not necessarily but I don't eat less either :) There aren't many things that actually take my appetite away which is a pity LOL I thought that I used to eat a bit more when on stress, but I have noticed that it isn't so, I still eat basically the same.
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
8 Feb 08
hi rowena! ^__^ I guess I'm with the lucky group. LOL I eat less when I'm stressed because I'd rather take a rest and eat. sometimes I would eat but I would be full already after eating a little. however, I do eat a lot when I'm bored with nothing to do. ^__^;; when I'm at the office and I don't have anything to do, I tend to eat a lot to pass the time. LOL but that's just once in a while. I do my best to not make it a habit. or else, I'm doomed. ^__^;; anyway, goodluck to your exam. you don't have to worry on eating that much when you're stressed since you need the energy to study. just don't eat too much when you won't be doing anything stressfull. ^__^
• Italy
8 Feb 08
I ALSO eat when I'm bored :(, and when I'm sad, and when... LOL. Don't think I'm obese but I HAVE to lose some pounds :( "goodluck to your exam" Thanks,I did it and it went well :)
• United States
8 Feb 08
I eat alot when I am stressed and that is all the time. I am always snacking on something when I am stressing. I hate it.
• China
8 Feb 08
yes!I have the same feeling like you.Besides,sometimes i found i can not control myself~ my stomach told me it is full,but my mouth can not stop.then i eat,eat and eat,until my stomach fell bad~that is very horrible!
@gantwick (849)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I eat from stress. But I remind myself that it's the stress, and that the stress will eventually end, and then I'll have to do something healthy to celebrate getting through the stress.