One of the things that people struggle with the most while trying to lose weight is breaking their emotional connection to food. We've all been there. After a long day at work or a particularly stressful night, you just want to drown your sorrows in the biggest bowl of comfort food you can find. Not only are these foods unhealthy, but this kind of behavior encourages an emotional attachment to food, which can seriously hurt your chances of losing weight and keeping it off. One of the best ways to combat this kind of emotional eating is to find a few ways to relieve stress or reward yourself that don't involve food. This can be tough, but don't worry. We've put together a list of great ways to reward yourself that don't involve food so you can celebrate without ruining all your weight loss progress!


  1. Take a walk in the park
  2. Pick out a new book from the library
  3. Watch a movie
  4. Get a massage
  5. Go see a local attraction
  6. Take a night out with friends
  7. Go camping or hiking
  8. Take a mini road trip
  9. Buy new workout clothes
  10. Download a new song
  11. Pick out a new pair of running shoes
  12. Take an art or pottery class
  13. Find a new hobby like photography
  14. Play a game
  15. Read your favorite book
  16. Watch your favorite show on Netflix


Share the ways you like to reward yourself with us in the comments, and as always, thanks for reading! :)