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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…

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…

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…

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Dealing with Deprivation or Rebellion Eating

Here is the fifth and final tip in our series on coping with the unique food challenges the holiday season brings. Deprivation and rebellion eating can become a big part of our holidays without us even realizing it. It doesn’t have to be that way though. We can take steps to recognize and deal with …Read the rest…

soothing comfort food

Dealing With Soothing or Comfort Eating

Here is our fourth tip in our series on coping with the unique food challenges the holiday season brings. What better time to comfort ourselves with food than during the holiday season when comfort food is everywhere! But let’s also look at some other ways to soothe during this time. Dealing With Soothing or Comfort …Read the rest…

holiday stress

Dealing with Stress or Anxiety Eating

Here is our third tip in our series on coping with the unique food challenges the holiday season brings. The holidays are wonderful, and fun, and amazing, and yes, stressful. Some of us naturally turn to food when the stress and anxiety start to build. Maybe shifting your focus will help. Dealing with Stress or …Read the rest…

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Dealing With Reward or Entertainment Eating

Here is the second tip in our series for coping with the unique food challenges the holiday season brings. Rewarding yourself isn’t a bad thing. You work hard during the holidays. But, be careful not to fall into the trap of only rewarding yourself with food. Dealing With Reward or Entertainment Eating Much holiday eating …Read the rest…

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, …Read the rest…