Emotional Eating: What if Weight Loss Isn't about the Food? | Tricia Nelson | TEDxWestMonroe – YouTube

Emotional Eating: What if Weight Loss Isn't about the Food? | Tricia Nelson | TEDxWestMonroe


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  • Published On: 2022-01-26 03:05:20
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NOTE FROM TED: Please do not look to this talk as a substitute for health advice. This talk only represents the speaker’s personal views and understanding of emotional eating. We’ve flagged this talk because it falls outside the content guidelines TED gives TEDx organizers. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_content_guidelines.pdf

Conventional wisdom suggests if you eat less and exercise more, you’ll lose weight. But that’s not so easy for those that struggle with emotional eating. Tricia Nelson describes how she lost 50 pounds by getting off the diet rollercoaster ride, looking beyond the symptoms of food and weight and healing her emotional relationship with food instead. She’s spent the past several decades helping people lose weight without dieting through her process that she outlines in her book, Heal Your Hunger, 7 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating Now and her popular podcast, The Heal Your Hunger Show. Tricia Nelson lost fifty pounds by identifying and healing the underlying causes of her emotional eating and sugar addiction. Tricia has spent over thirty years researching the hidden causes of the addictive personality. Tricia is an Emotional Eating Expert, founder of HealYourHunger.com and author of the #1 bestselling book, Heal Your Hunger, 7 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating Now. Tricia is the host of the popular podcast, The Heal Your Hunger Show and has been a highly regarded guest speaker on more than 100 popular podcasts. Tricia has been featured on NBC, CBS, KTLA, FOX, The List and Discovery Health. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx


  1. Diet, its something you go on and then you go off…. Not! I'm grateful for having found Tricia's talk. EE and ED are two peas in a pod and the more we talk about this topic and understand it, the more people would be nourishing their bodies from a place of love.

  2. I'd always been aware of 'emotional eating' but I never knew I did it until I was having dinner with my mother after work. I got about halfway through my meal because I wasn't very hungry and then we started talking about something that was making me angry, and I started eating again. It was a pretty big 'aha' moment for me.

  3. Love your energy! I am on the same journey I’ve lost 38lbs in less than 2 months I use to weigh 260 at my heaviest now I’m 196 and still losing weight. I can help with tips, I post weekly! Sub and let’s do this !! 😊💪🏼💕

  4. Intermittent fasting has been a godsend for me. It has allowed me to lose and keep weight off. It’s been life changing. Having said that, I still struggle (some days more than others) with food during my eating window. It’s not so much about weight loss anymore, but it is still about binging, craving, shame, etc. Not all binge/emotional eaters are overweight.

  5. Thank you Tricia. Such a great presentation. I’m looking for a community of people interested in having gatherings to sample healthy and easy snacking options. Kind of like a Tupperware party but with health instead. An example would be learning to bake some things with almond flour that don’t spike your insulin. My brother was diagnosed with diabetes and is overweight. I could use some inspiration for myself as well and when I am on track, maybe I can encourage him that healthy eating can be enjoyable.

  6. For me one of my issues is anxiety. I have hypoglycemia and I'm so scared of my blood sugar getting low. I overeat to try to prevent my blood sugar from dropping. It's hard because my blood sugar does drop and I've had to go to the hospital. I also eat sugary food because my husband gets excited to share it with me.

  7. How she described food made me sick. Even if it was just an average description. Overemotional speaking makes me sick i guess.
    Im eating because im stressed and i dont want to think. Im eating for my blood go down to my stomach from my brain. Im always stressed..

  8. I used to ignor my emotional side relationship with food, now i am learning to deal with my relationship with food. I used to love to please people and my mom my dad, and I always make myself busy not making time for myself to eat properly, and food used to be the only way for myself to reward myself.

  9. I found really distracting that who ever was recording audio didn't turned their microphone off. Constant sniffling and whispering is really out of place. Audio is really bad. And that is such disservice to the speaker, because she really had interesting topic.

  10. I totally identify with your early experiences. I have felt all the shame and self hate. After a cycle of binge eating and exercising restraint for 54 years, my choices in food have improved but I still resort to bingeing every once in a while.

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