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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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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…

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Make Peace with Food Program Starting Sept 15th

Are you tired of the overeating, body-hatred, dieting trap? Join us for the upcoming Make Peace with Food Group starting in September. This group is about learning a new way of relating to yourself and your body. It’s about connecting with your deeper longings and needs and letting go of the self-doubt, judgment or perfectionism.…

Disordered Eating: Not Too Much, Not Too Little, But Not Just Right Either, Houston, TX

Disordered Eating: Not Too Much, Not Too Little, But ...

What does it mean when your relationship with food isn’t clinically defined as excessive, or too restrictive, yet something still feels off? Sometimes the diagnostic criteria for eating disorders leaves out struggles that have all the hallmarks of a disordered way of eating. Maybe how, when, and why you eat are hard to talk about;…

Binge Eating and Depression, Houston Therapists

Binge Eating and Depression: How They “FeedR...

Melissa knows she is depressed. She finds it difficult to get out of bed, and she sleeps too much. She tells her mother it feels like she’s living inside a storm cloud. At the center of all her bad feelings is eating. The problem first appeared when she was about fourteen. The picture she had…

Houston Therapists, How to Stop Binge-Eating

How to Stop Binge Eating — Take These Steps

  From an early age James has struggled with his weight. James’ classmates often made jokes at his expense. He became so self-conscious that talking to girls or making friends seemed impossible. James has tried many different diets; each one ends when he feels stressed out and turns to food for comfort. Often, when James…

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Dieting Can Lead to Disordered Eating

bMillions of people embark on diets every year. Yet, for some, this is only the start of a destructive relationship with food. Dieting may seem harmless at first, but it can lead to binge eating, eating disorders, yo-yo dieting, and obsession with food and body. In many cases, dieting triggered the start of an unhealthy…

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Too Much or Too Little: The Many Faces of Eating Diso...

Jennifer has long been told by friends, family, magazines, and movies that to be beautiful is to be thin. Jennifer’s sister has never struggled with her weight; growing up, Jennifer listened to countless friends and family members remark how pretty and put-together her sister appeared. As Jennifer’s sister seemed to float effortlessly over all of…

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How One Man Lost His Cravings For Junk Food

Do you struggle with food cravings or overeating? This man’s story sheds some insight into how blocked or unprocessed emotions can contribute to a cycle of food cravings and negative feelings. We often block, repress or push down painful or difficult emotions that we don’t want to feel, but are a part of us. When…

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Is Sugar Addiction Real?

This thought provoking article from Michelle May, MD of Am I Hungry? asks us the question “Is Sugar Addiction Real?”   I’m sure at some point in time we’ve all felt like we just had to have that chocolate bar or we may not make it. Others may have experienced a “high” after eating sugar…

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…


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