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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.…

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…

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Eating Disorder Myth Busters

The increasingly growing rate of eating disorders in our community are a sure sign that something is definitely wrong- something we as a community need to work on with greater force soon. There are a lot of misconceptions about eating disorders, and as an eating disorder therapist in Houston who has previously struggled with the…

eating a whole pizza by yourself to relieve stress

Has Your Stress Eating Gotten Out of Control? Take th...

More and more people are stress eating. If you’ve been reaching for the Ben & Jerry’s more often lately, you’re not alone. Overall, our lives seem busier, more rushed and more stressful. Food is a common go-to for coping with feelings of stress and overwhelm. It may seem difficult to stop turning to food for…

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Limiting Beliefs That Keep You Running Back to Binge ...

Limiting Beliefs and Binge Eating The causes of binge eating disorder are not well understood. Some see it as an addiction. Some think it’s rooted in psychological disorders like depression. Some suggest that binge eating is related to PTSD and a history of trauma. Whatever the individual cause, binge eating is a way of coping…

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Coping with Food Challenges During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us! We’ve got some tips to help you cope with the unique food challenges the holiday season brings. The skill of Self Compassion can help you immensely during the holidays. We are often compassionate toward other people, but fail to allow ourselves the same. Practicing self compassion will allow you…

emotional eating uses comfort food to relieve stress

Food and Fulfillment: Emotional Eating Triggers and S...

Food is an essential part of our everyday lives—we all have to eat to survive. But, for most everyone, food is much more than a source of nutrition and energy. Food is ingrained in our social lives, work events, and even family legacies. For most people, food carries some sort of meaning, whether that’s pleasure,…

stop binge eating

How to Overcome Binge Eating: Start with These Strate...

Are you tired of compulsive eating? Read on to learn how to overcome binge eating cycles. Remember to start small and focus on starting with one step at a time. Go easy on yourself! Stop dieting. Stop counting calories and stop forbidding any foods. Binging is caused by psychological and biological forces. Psychologically, you want…

Help for Binge Eating_ When Food Is Your Enemy-5 Ways to Make Peace

Help for Binge Eating: When Food Is Your Enemy-5 Ways...

You’ve been hiding the food wrappers, the take-out boxes, and the truth for too long. Food has become an obstacle. A secret. An outright enemy. You need help for binge eating now.   Here are six solid ways to get help for binge eating and create the peace of mind you need to eat well…

Recognizing Binge Eating Disorder- Binge Eating Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Recognizing Binge Eating Disorder: Binge Eating Sympt...

The old potato chip ads said, “’bet you can’t eat just one!” It’s true that some snacks are designed to tempt us into eating them (and maybe overeating them). And many of our best social situations and holidays revolve around eating large amounts of food. These can be okay on occasion and part of normal…

night eating syndrome

Understanding and Coping with Night Eating Syndrome

What is night eating syndrome? Night eating syndrome (NES) is not very well known, even among people who have it! Many therapists and dietitians have patients come to them, describing NES symptoms, without knowing that NES is an eating disorder. Patients speak about how hard it is to lose weight, how they never feel hungry…

comfort foods that aren't really comforting

Comfort Foods: Why They Are Not Actually “Comfo...

A few months ago, Alejandra went back to school to finish her degree. She was excited about the challenge and changes that returning to her studies would bring into her life, but she didn’t anticipate the stress. It feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to do all that’s required of her at…

lonely woman looking into the sunset

How to Overcome Overeating — What If It’s not abo...

Emotional eating refers to eating food when not hungry, often in response to or to cope with feelings such as boredom, stress, shame, anger, sadness, and anxiety. Emotion-driven eating also occurs when sleep deprived, fatigued or burned out, or emotionally and physically depleted. Emotional eating is not only about eating when experiencing negative emotions – exciting,…


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