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Learn what compulsive eating is

What is Compulsive Eating and What Can I Do About It?

Upon first glance, eating should be one of life’s simple pleasures. Once you’ve scratched the surface, it seems you’ll uncover an endless list of pitfalls. From calories to ingredients, from quantity to quality, there’s plenty to ponder. But what does it mean when eating becomes compulsive eating…and what can we do about it? What is …Read the rest…

Recover from your body image issues with these tips

How to Cope with These 3 Key Contributors to your Bod...

Body image issues can affect almost anyone. No matter your size, shape, gender, or age, no one is immune to a negative body image of themselves. We live in a society where the standard of perfection keeps getting higher and more unrealistic. But, it’s not always fair to just blame one or two things for …Read the rest…

Learn ways to give eating disorder support

5 Ways to Support a Loved One With an Eating Disorder

If someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder, it’s important for them to get help as soon as possible. Encouraging medical treatment and therapy is one of the best things you can do when supporting a loved one with an eating disorder. Also, there are additional ways you can assist their journey to …Read the rest…

Learn more about the connection between overeating and procrastination

Overeating: Why Procrastination May Be a Significant ...

Don’t put off reading this post. Please. We all delay the actions and choices we face. But for some of us, procrastination is our default setting. Far more than feeling overwhelmed and choosing to put something off, procrastination is a maladaptive lifestyle choice. It is our way of avoiding something and has the potential to …Read the rest…

Use these tips to help stop emotional eating

Stop Emotional Eating: Eight Ways to Pause Between th...

Emotional eating usually involves a powerful urge. This urge can remain quite compelling unless and until we are able to put a space between it and the action of eating. Getting help to stop emotional eating will often begin with learning how to take such a pause. While this can be a challenging task, it …Read the rest…

Learn more on how black and white thinking could contribute to an eating disorder.

How Black and White Thinking Contributes to Binge Eat...

Embrace the grey area. There are so, so many reasons to reject black and white thinking — many of which will help expand your perceptions and potential. However, black and white thinking can also negatively impact us in unexpected ways. One example is connected to binge eating and overeating. What is Black and White Thinking …Read the rest…

Use these tips to help you overcome emotional eating

Overcome Emotional Eating: 10 Tips to Help You Take C...

You are what you eat. We all know this cliché and, needless to say, the food we choose to ingest is important. What we eat is essential but what about how we eat? How much? How often? And yes, how quickly? Which brings us to why we eat. Exploring this aspect of our life is …Read the rest…

Understanding signs of bulimia

Signs of Bulimia: Understanding and Treating the Diso...

What is Bulimia? Trying to understand what are and are not signs of bulimia can be daunting. Often you may lack the understanding that certain types of behavior are signs of an eating disorder. Bulimia is characterized by episodes of eating much more than intending to, binging, followed by an attempt to avoid weight gain, such …Read the rest…

Learn about the myths surrounding eating disorders in adolescents.

Eating Disorders in Adolescents: Reject the Myths and...

Eating disorders in adolescents are complex and serious mental illnesses. Unfortunately, stereotypes and misinformation make teen eating disorders misunderstood. If you have a teen who’s suffering from an eating disorder, gain insight into the facts rather than succumbing to the lies. Disregard these common myths about eating disorders in order to help your teen in …Read the rest…

Here are some common myths about eating disorders and their truth.

Myths About Eating Disorders

There are many misconceptions about eating disorders and it’s hard to separate the facts from fiction. Earlier this year Yassmin Eldouh wrote a blog article describing myths about eating disorders and their truth.  Here’s a handy guide based on that article to learn some of the truths about how devastating an eating disorder can be. …Read the rest…

Disordered Eating Habits vs Eating Disorder – Do Yo...

It’s not uncommon to hear someone say that they’ve been “bad” for having had a breakfast doughnut or a bowl of ice cream for a snack. Others may pat their bellies after a big meal and note that they’ll have to hit the gym for an extra hour the following day. Although those kinds of remarks are often …Read the rest…

Why Food Doesn't Satisfy Your Hunger

Emotional Eating Therapy: Why Food Doesn’t Satisfy ...

You know the drill. Whenever you feel sad, lonely, or even just empty inside, you start emotional eating and reach for food. Food provides a comfort, allows a brief sense of fullness, and for a moment you no longer are focusing on whatever emotion you are feeling at the time. Yet, you never are satisfied. …Read the rest…

After Binge Eating

After Binge Eating: Empowering Steps to Take After It...

Bouncing back after binge eating begins with an acceptance of our imperfection. It also requires a belief in our ability to recover. Living fully, striving for improvement, means we must risk imperfection. So, for example, one of your goals might involve recovering from an emotional condition or self-harming pattern. A self-loving perspective allows for the …Read the rest…


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