"iv broke up with my boyfriend and it seems every time we row and break up weight falls off me :(. i don't have much of an appetite because im upset but im still making myself eat, but the weight will still fall off so im guessing its through stress. i love to exercise and i feel happier after a workout but i feel like im wasting away so i don't want to go burning too many calories. anyone got any good advice to help me feel better?" - P.
Most people who are overweight would consider that to be a blessing in disguise.
Nevertheless here is some helpful advice:
1. Stop stressing over lost boyfriends. They're a dime a dozen as you will eventually discover.
#2. Focus on your routine and hanging out with friends after break ups. You will eat socially and follow your natural habits when doing that.
#3. Were you going out to eat a lot while you were dating? You were probably eating fattening foods on the dates. Most restaurant foods are pretty fattening. That might explain your "Lost Boyfriend Yo-yo Diet".
#4. Don't date anyone for awhile and wait for your weight to stabilize.
#5. Get a hobby/sport or take up a cause, perhaps something stressful in a different way, and watch what happens to your diet. You will feel less stressed about idiot boyfriends and more worried about global warming (or whatever the cause is that you pick).
#6. Learn to cook. Nothing packs on the pounds like perfecting your pancake recipe. (I can't believe I am advising someone on weight gain... so please try to make more healthy pancakes, okay?)
#7. Don't forget to exercise! Go jogging every morning and eat a big breakfast afterwards.