how to overcome binge eating

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

Looking for strategies to overcome binge eating is difficult. You’ve been hiding the food wrappers, the take-out boxes, and the truth for too long. Food has become such an obstacle that you constantly wonder what is wrong with you. It’s time to work past this thing, and we know that you can do it. Feel…

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…

Learn more about the connection between ADHD and overeating

Adult ADHD and Overeating: What’s the Connection?

Check your news feed. Scan the headlines. Listen to any health-related conversation. Chances are you’ll hear references to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (or ADHD). Another common topic of discussion is weight gain — along with intertwined issues like obesity. ADHD and overeating are, of course, two dangerous and growing public health concerns. For most people, however, they…

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…

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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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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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…

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…

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Simple Strategies to Eat More Mindfully and Change Yo...

Are you tired of struggling with food? Do you find yourself thinking about what you will eat later in the day or wondering where your food just went? Do you eat quickly or while engaging in other activities such as watching TV, or working on the computer? Have you tried to change your eating, with…

9 Ways to Cope with Emotional Pain (without Food, Alcohol or Shopping) Houston, TX

9 Ways to Cope with Emotional Pain (without Food, Alc...

You find yourself suffering emotionally and looking for anything to help ease the emotional pain. What can you do? Perhaps you could turn to alcohol to numb the pain. Or you might use food to cope and over time start binging. You might decide to buy something new to distract yourself. Shopping, food, and alcohol aren’t a problem…

coping strategies for binge eating, houston, tx

Coping Strategies for Binge Eating

Coping strategies are tools to help you manage urges to binge eat. They don’t come naturally so give yourself some time and compassion for learning and practicing these new skills. Here are a few to start with, see if there is anything on the list that you could try this week. If you’ve found something…

causes of binge eating, houston, tx

7 Types of Binge Eating Triggers: What’s Your O...

Identify Your Compulsive Eating or Binge Eating Triggers Do you find yourself binge eating or compulsive eating and feel out of control with food? It can be such a painful and vicious cycle. Perhaps you think things will be different today and then suddenly, you find yourself binge eating. Or perhaps you think, “I’ve already…


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