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How can I lose weight if I'm an emotional eater?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

If your dieting downfall is emotional eating, one great answer is to find healthy snacks with ingredients that make you feel calm. In this video, Cleveland Clinic dietitian and Dr. Oz Show guest Kristin Kirkpatrick tells Dr. Oz about a sandwich spread and dip that can get your brain on your side and help you drop pounds.


Craig B. Primack, MD
General Practice

The secret to overcoming emotional eating is finding other ways to cope with the emotions that you are experiencing. Using food for these emotions does work but the effect is short-lived and usually results in weight gain. 

A psychologist who specializes in emotional eating therapy is a great place to start to identifying things to work on in your life to better deal with your emotional eating. 

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