ORIGINAL ARTICLEExploring Relationships of Eating and Physical Activity Behaviors With Sleep Behaviors Among Adult Weight Loss ParticipantsRichards, Amy L. PhD, RDN; Specker, Bonny L. PhDAuthor Information Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Tennessee at Martin (Dr Richards); and Ethel Austin Martin Program in Human Nutrition, South Dakota State University, Brookings (Dr Specker). Correspondence: Amy L. Richards, PhD, RDN, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Tennessee at Martin, 538 University St, Martin, TN 38238 ([email protected]). This study was funded by Sanford Profile Program/South Dakota State University Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program and the Ethel Austin Martin Endowment in Human Nutrition at South Dakota State University.The authors would like to thank the participants in this study.The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: January/March 2020 - Volume 35 - Issue 1 - p 50-61 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000198 Buy Metrics Abstract Little is known about the possible effects of regular physical activity and sleep on emotional eating, uncontrolled eating, and cognitive restraint. Participants were 162 adults aged 19 to 75 years enrolled in a weight-loss program. This cross-sectional study investigated baseline data to evaluate associations among self-reported physical activity, perceived stress, and sleep on eating behaviors. Stress, gender, working 40 or more hours a week, and lack of sleep were associated with greater emotional eating while getting the recommended amount of physical activity was associated with lower emotional eating. Increasing physical activity to recommended levels, reducing stress, having adequate sleep, and increasing cognitive restraint as one ages may result in better weight management. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.