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dieting can lead to disordered eating

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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Comfort Foods: Why Do We Crave Them & How Can We...

  Susan works hard. This past week in particular was taxing; she juggled more projects and meetings than she really had time for while unanswered emails steadily filled her inbox. “If I can get through this week,” Susan told herself, “I’m going to treat myself.”   Researchers at the University of Illinois suggest that most…

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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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I Feel Fat – Decode the Negative Self-Talk

Do you find yourself saying, “I feel fat”? What does that really mean to you? Negative body thoughts are often a way of talking to yourself about other issues in your life or feelings that bother you. Learn to decode these messages and stop the negative body thoughts.   There are often psychological factors that…

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9 Steps to End Binge Eating and Make Peace with Food

Compulsive Eating Signifies Imbalance Do you ever find yourself compulsive eating? That is, feeling “compelled” to eat when you’re not really hungry? What is out of balance in your life? Read through some of these steps and see if you can identify with any of them. Identify one small thing you can do this week…

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20 Ways to Love Your Body

National Eating Disorder Association’s 20 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR BODY!! Compiled by Margo Maine, Ph. D. Think of your body as the vehicle to your dreams. Honor it. Respect it. Fuel it. Create a list of all the things your body lets you do. Read it and add to it often. Become aware of what…

eating too much

Emotional Hunger vs. Physical Hunger

Eating Too Much? There can be several reasons why you could be eating too much. Physiological reasons include hormones, lack of sleep, habit, and so forth. Emotional reasons might include boredom, stress, emotional pain or even mental health issues such as anxiety or depression (which are a combination physiological and emotional). To get started, first…

diets don't work

Food for Thought: Diets Don’t Work

Have you been thinking you need to “shed extra pounds”, “eat right”, and go on a diet? Weight loss is the obsession everywhere you turn. Today I just want to share with you some information adapted from the National Eating Disorders Association about why this might not be the best idea. That’s right. Diets don’t…

recovery from an Eating Disorder

Activities That Have Been Helpful to Others in Recove...

Struggling with an eating disorder is a very painful and isolating experience. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, Houston therapy can help! In the meantime, try some of these activities others have found to be helpful in coping with an eating disorder.   1. Write Your Story: 1. Write the story of your…