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Emotional Eating

What this Rat Study can Teach Us About Stress Eating

Maureen Witten | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Witten

What would your life look like if you didn't obsess about food, eating, dieting, or weight? Today we're talking rat studies and how they can help yo...

What Rumi can Teach us about Emotional Eating

Maureen Witten | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Witten

There's this 13th Century Persian Poet named Rumi...Maybe you've heard of him since he's one of the most widely read poets in America. But, even if y...

What To Do When Everyone Around You Is Talking About Diets

Vania Phitidis | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Vania Phitidis

Image: CurvaBezier via Adobe Stock You may be one of the thankfully growing number of people who has realized that diets don't work and are taking ...

Emotional Eating: One Problem, One Solution

Vania Phitidis | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Vania Phitidis

Image: nuvolanevicata via Adobe Stock I have some news for you about emotional eating: You don't eat because of the emotions themselves. You eat be...

Shame Eating

Mara Shapshay | Posted 08.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

Last week I did an open mic in the Valley near my house. My goal was to try out some new stand-up comedy material, which is what open mics are for. ...

When Food Is Your Best Friend

Anne Ricci | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

In our modern society, food is much more than a way to feed our body. Food is about what we eat but it's also about who we are: whether we like it or not, it's also a part of our cultural identity.

Why I Really Gained The 'Freshman 15'

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Lewtan

Here is my advice to you parents, as you send your kids off to college: a little chocolate-covered dried fruit basket and a fluffy teddy bear might be exactly what your college-age kids need to stay healthy. Knowing they have your love and emotional support as they make this difficult transition may help them way more than any food or exercise plan.

How to find your eating 'off-switch'

Vania Phitidis | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Vania Phitidis

So these two pieces together: Eating when you're comfortably hungry, and giving yourself unconditional permission to eat whatever you want is where you'll find your off-switch.

Don't Have Time To Look After Yourself? Here's What To Do.

Michele Lian | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Michele Lian

We’re all running out of time. This awareness hits me like a ton of bricks whenever I take a step back to think about the big picture of my life, an...

Is Bathing Suit Season Ruining Your Life?

Maureen Witten | Posted 07.19.2016 | Women
Maureen Witten

So why not start appreciating the unique shape and size that YOUR body comes in? You don't need to look like the cookie cutter shape of the photoshopped models to feel great about the way you look.

One Question To Transform Your Relationship With Food

Vania Phitidis | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Vania Phitidis

What if you were to ask yourself this one question, each time you ate something. What might happen as a result?

Befriending Your Desire To Overeat

Vania Phitidis | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Vania Phitidis

Image: nuvolanevicata via Adobe Stock If you're thinking 'what on earth is she on about now' -- you're probably not alone! In fact, you can definitel...

6 Ways To Stop Stuffing Your Face And Start Dealing With Your Emotions

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Photo image: Clare and Dave If food were a drug, for sure we'd have rehabilitation centers devoted to treating it much like those for drugs and alcoh...

Confessions of an Abusive Emotional Eater

Tree Franklyn | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Tree Franklyn

The author, Tree Franklyn, at home. Happy, healthy and potato chip free. "You're ugly," I told myself as I looked in the full-length mirror. As if...

Healthy Eating Is the Core to All Aspects of Healthy Living

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Stop thinking about dieting, and instead start thinking about living healthy regardless of the time of day or year. Evaluate your current eating patterns and ask yourself, "Are they serving me?"

How to Eat the Way I Want To: Four Insights From Life

Catarina Catarino | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Catarina Catarino

Condesign via Pixabay Why do I reach for the cake instead of the kale? I love all things food and nutritional science. But even though tweaking a di...

Stop Eating Your Emotions! Three Unusual Strategies to Keep Emotional Eating At Bay

Maureen Witten | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Witten

I realize these strategies are somewhat out of the ordinary, but if you're willing to apply them without limitation they work like gangbusters!

When Eating Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Cooper

As we look to improve and expand our obesity prevention initiatives throughout the United States and abroad, the often untapped subject of emotional eating must also have a seat at the table.

There's No Way Out of Experiencing Pain

Vania Phitidis | Posted 07.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Vania Phitidis

Especially at times when you're experiencing pain -- how can you take good care of yourself? What can you do to support yourself? How can you bring kindness and compassion to yourself?

Should You Cut Out Carbs to Lose Weight?

Jenn Hand | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Women who struggle with food typically want to rebel against any rule we do make, so remember that if you cut out carbs completely, you may end up saying "screw this" by day three because you really wanted that peanut butter toast!

11 Problems That Food Will Not Solve

Katie Seaver | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Seaver

11 things that you shouldn't use food to solve

If You're Happy and You Know It... Eat?

Jae Berman, MS, RD, CSSD | Posted 03.17.2017 | Healthy Living
Jae Berman, MS, RD, CSSD

We think a "snack" will assist us with that emotion. It will take it away, or make it better, or soothe us, or help us celebrate or make us feel worse... or who knows! But we eat when we feel. And that is not necessarily the purpose of food.

7 Things I'd Do If I Had to Start My Weight Loss Journey All Over Again

Michele Lian | Posted 03.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Here are the seven key changes I would make if I could go back in time and hit the 'reset' button:

People Who Eat Carbs Are Lazy Fat Slobs

Maureen Witten | Posted 03.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Maureen Witten

After reflecting on this situation several times, I realized two things: 1. Some people are pure assholes. 2. Much of our culture doesn't recognize that there is so much more to eating/exercise than just following a prescribed diet.

How You Can Overcome Emotional Eating

Erin Campbell | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Erin Campbell

When you become aware of your triggers, you can then seek out a better plan of action to stop feeling helpless and start your healing process going forward.