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Emotional Eating

It's Not What You're Eating That Matters -- It's This

Jenn Hand | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

It's important to begin to see the HOW behind what you're doing. Because until you see the "how," you won't be able to create lasting change.

Gaining Weight Is Socially Contagious -- So Is Losing It

Penny Love | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

If your best friend gains weight, your odds of piling on the pounds triples, even if her kitchen is hundreds of miles away. Researchers have discove...

The Myth of the Before-and-After Photo

Jenn Hand | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

People see my before/after pics and they're supposed to think, "Wow, what a transformation. I'm gonna hire her to get me to that place." But the whole thing somehow seems wrong to me. Because I don't quite buy the whole before and after transformation...

Failure Lab: Weight Loss Surgery Was Never the Plan

Akela Stanfield | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

I will still fight being an emotional eater. I will still meditate to avoid binges. I will still have to talk about my weight. And I will likely have moments of failure. But that's OK. I'm committed to the process and have finally accepted that I am a life-long weight watcher.

The Triple-Check Process to Stop Emotional Eating for Good

Amy Clover | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Clover

When I started the practice of mindfulness to help recover from my clinical depression and anxiety disorders, I didn't apply it to my eating. Emotiona...

Why Dreaming Will Only Get You So Far

Sarah Jenks | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Sarah Jenks

We keep ourselves busy with jobs we hate, people we don't really like, diet programs that don't really work and make us hate ourselves. We keep telling ourselves that this is just "part of life" and we'll get there one day. If that's your approach, it's never going to happen.

What to Do When Eating What You Want Isn't Working

Jenn Hand | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

So experiment with the mental and emotional allowance. Not "fake" allowing it. But really, truly allowing yourself to eat what you want. Without guilt, without judgement and without shame.

The Most Powerful Tool For Your Life and Business Lies Within

Sarah Jenks | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Sarah Jenks

So if my head said "go to the party'", and my intuition said "stay home" I stayed home. When my head said "take the job" and my intuition said "don't take it" I said no. When my head said "it's too much money" and my intuition said "it's worth it" I made the investment.

5 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating

Ariane Machin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ariane Machin

Change occurs over time, but small change leads to big change. So do not be afraid to jump in and start challenging your mindset (and negative self-talk) so you can start living the life you crave.

Consumed by Food? 6 Lessons on Overcoming Disordered Eating

Jenn Hand | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

For a good 12 years of my life, I was obsessively consumed with food. I had this unhealthy relationship with my body and my eating. I simultaneously ...

Decode and Outsmart Your Food Cravings

Ariane Machin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ariane Machin

I am going to offer several different ways to decode, outsmart and manage these food cravings so you are not afraid of them the next time they roll around!

The Inedible Food Diet

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Having recently returned from a weeklong conference, I noted, happily, that I had lost a couple of pounds. This was surprising, since so much of the d...

3 Ways to Make Healthier Food Choices

Jenn Hand | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Learning how to listen and find this "feel good" place IS a practice. If you haven't listened to your body in 10 years, you can't expect to just tune in and know how to do it in 10 minutes.

New Poll Reveals That 80 Percent of Women Suffer From Food Guilt

Lindsey Smith | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

Before I got into the world of health and nutrition, I was pretty unhealthy. I grew up on the standard American diet, eating nothing but processed foo...

Why Achieving Weight Loss Through Dieting Is a Recipe For Disaster

Julie Dargan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Just as people keep buying lottery tickets, so do people go from one diet to another looking for that "Secret Weapon" that will make them shed unwanted weight and keep it off. Here are my five reasons why diets do not work and what you should be doing instead.

10 Things to Do Instead of Mindless Eating

Jenn Hand | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Sometimes, the urge to eat that second (or 17th) cookie is so intense it feels like there's this crazy war in your head, screaming, "Yes, yes, yes, ea...

3 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Dieting If You Want to Keep the Weight Off

Anne Ricci | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

What you need to do is stop dieting and start making a lifestyle change by eating real, whole foods that nourish your body and your whole being. This way you'll no longer be depriving yourself and you'll find pleasure, not guilt, in your eating.

Emotional vs. Physical Hunger: 4 Ways to Tell the Difference

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Here are four questions to ask yourself when you need to spot the difference between an emotional tug for comfort and a genuine need for nourishment. The good news is that with some practice, you can become an expert at decoding the meaning behind your cravings.

The 6 Types Of Unhealthy Eaters -- And What Triggers Their Bad Habits

OWN | Posted 04.29.2015 | OWN

Most health and diet advice tends to focus on the types of food you're putting in your body, but Brad Lamm believes why you eat is just as important a...

What Makes 'Liking Your Body' So Damn Hard

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Isabel Foxen Duke

The deal with "body image work" that we all need to get hip to, and that I hope mental health professionals will discuss with their clients in more depth as time goes on, is that loving our bodies as they are today requires a commitment to being proudly ourselves in spite of potential judgments by others.

How I Stopped Letting Food Consume My Soul

Jen Picicci | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Jen Picicci

In short: You are already enough. Right now. Right this second. And when you let that wash over you, when you feel yourself believing it, let yourself imagine what life would hold for you if you felt that way all the time.

Are You a Lady-in-Waiting?

Silvana Perelli | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Silvana Perelli

I see it all the time with my private coaching clients... They're convinced that in order to be worthy of the life they want, they need to lose weig...

The Unexpected Place You're Probably Overeating

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

While productivity experts know clearly the importance of paying attention to transitions, busy high-performers can be terrible about this. In fact, it's a trouble spot that's usually ignored and it's a major cause of getting caught in vicious cycles with overwhelm, overload, and overeating.

How to Turn Your Struggle Into Your Gift

Erin DiAngelis | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin DiAngelis

I now know that we all have the capacity to turn our shadows and struggles into our greatest light. In fact, I believe that's what we're meant to do. It's my hope that we can ALL turn our struggles into our gift back to the world, because if each of us did that.

Bored, Blue or Blah? 4 Ways to Cope

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you munch when you are bored? Most of us do! Here are some easy, scientifically researched ideas on how to beat boredom eating.