Eating our emotions and weight gain

Emotional eating is a problem that plagues many people. We use food to eat our emotions. Growing up, I used to eat a lot, eating burgersbut because I was very active, eating like that did not affect my weight much at all. It wasn’t until I took a job where I sat a lot more that I started gaining weight.

In today’s video, I talk a little about that. 

 “Am I good enough?”

I ask this question often. With all of the books and therapists and classes offered on answering this question, I have absolutely no doubt that I am not alone! In fact, a simple Google search showed “about 1,790,000,000 results”.

Holy buckets! That is an awful lot of questions about being good enough!

 Personally, I believe that we are good enough or I would not bother to share with you because I could do other things and not waste my time. I believe in people and I believe in myself. I know that reversing type 2 diabetes, losing weight, and being healthy is completely possible.

I hope you enjoy today’s video!

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About the author

Karin Nauber is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 25 years. She is also a grandmother who, along with her spouse, is raising one of their granddaughters. Karin has nine grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Karin also was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 13 years ago and has faced many challenges with the disease.  If you would like to contact her, please do so at karin@diabeteshealthnuts.com.

4 thoughts on “Eating our emotions and weight gain

  1. Hi Karin

    I like this video and have picked so many lessons here.

    Turning to food to suppress negative feelings greatly impacts our weight, especially reaching out for junk food.

    I don’t usually indulge in eating at that moment. Instead, I may call a friend, relax at the spot till I feel better, or do something interesting to keep my mind off the challenge.

    And within a short while, I see myself feeling better. I guess it all depends on each person.

    Excellent post, thank you.


    1. Thank you for visiting our site, Muslimah.

      I am glad you enjoyed the video and were able to get some information from it.

      Calling a friend is such a good idea. I will add that to my list of things to do! I often don’t think about that and struggle alone.

      I am glad you shared these techniques. I hope they also help someone else!

      To our health,
      Karin 😎

  2. My mom used to work as a kindergarten teacher and had easy access to snacks for many years. She also has a depression issue after setting into menopause which could have led her to more eating as part of self-comforting. I was in college then and wasn’t around at home to know what was going on. Eventually, she came down with Type-2 diabetes in her mid-60s and still have issues sorting out her emotions. It took us a long time to get her back into healthy eating behaviour. She’s losing weight alright, but she also has a bad osteoporosis condition so sometimes, I would just turn a blind eye when she takes a few sweet bites just to make her feel happy. 

    1. Hi Cathy. Thanks for visiting our site. Thank you, also, for sharing a bit of your mom’s story. Our diets impact so much of our lives, even our emotions. I wonder if there is a menopausal diet for women? I wouldn’t doubt it since there are ones for just about every day of the week!

      In all seriousness, though, so many parts of our lives can come under the food topic. I’ve been studying a book titled, How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, MD. He talks about the many ways food impacts our lives and health from physical health to mental health. I recommend the book to anyone who wants to learn “how not to die!”

      I have included an Amazon link to the book. I bought it a couple of years ago and use it nearly every day when I have a question about food or an illness.

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