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Emotional Eating

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

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 04.30.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 03.27.2015 | 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.

Use These Tiny Tweaks and Stop Stress Eating

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

Stress eating happens for most of us, given the right circumstances. Even people who don't usually struggle with overeating turn to food when they're overwhelmed, overworked, or overtired. It's complicated, because when you're stressed, you don't have a lot of extra bandwidth to problem solve -- and your willpower and discipline are probably in short supply, too.

Struggling With Dieting? Here's the First Step in Getting Off the Diet Roller Coaster

Jenn Hand | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

If you are constantly criticizing your actions and hating your behaviors, you're judging yourself. When there's judgment, there's no room for learning. You miss whatever the lesson is trying to teach you. It is these lessons that often serve as our biggest opportunities to see where and how we need to change.

Are Diets Good or Bad?

Sheila Viers | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

Food can be nourishing and tasty too, and long-term happy, healthy, weight loss maintenance does not include restriction and deprivation.

You Know Everything About Nutrition. So Why Are You Still Overeating?

Jenn Hand | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Can you find the happy medium between what's "healthy" and what's not? It's important to find your balance in the food realm. You need to allow yourself to eat the "bad" things sometimes and have it be okay. That takes some practice, but giving yourself the permission is half the battle.

You Are Not an Emotional Eater

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

When I love and accept myself unconditionally and affirm my intrinsic value, I create the necessary conditions for change.

Natural Eating

Michael Neill | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

Think about it -- but for our societal training in mealtimes and childhood training using food as both reward and punishment, why would you ever eat if you weren't hungry?

The 3 Things You Should Never Say to Yourself Around Food

Jenn Hand | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

When you're struggling with food or battling your weight, it's easy to self-sabotage. With constant self-criticism, berating our bodies, and punishing ourselves for things we did/didn't do, we often become our own worst enemies. But the things we are telling ourselves (subconsciously or consciously) can do us more harm than good.

The 5 Books You Must Read If You Struggle With Food Or Weight

Jenn Hand | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Throughout the years I struggled with food, battled my weight, and hated my body, books became my lifeline. I devoured anything related to helping me not feel like a crazy person around food. Books can be such a great tool to help you on your journey.

How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Susanne Menge | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanne Menge

I needed to lead my own life rather than follow the advice of others. I had to start trusting my own insights. I had to become the author of my own story.

The One Thing You Must Know to End Emotional Eating for Good

Jenn Hand | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

You can stick with it and you can get through it, even when it's hard. Because sometimes, our biggest obstacles are what end up gently nudging us in the direction of the life we really want to live.

'Icing Doesn't Really Count.' How to Let Go of the Food Myths We Tell Ourselves

Jenn Hand | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

One of my favorite mindset shifts is "You can't just stop doing something. You have to do something else instead." Translation: You can't just magically tell yourself you won't follow the rule you have in your head. It will only set you up for failure. You have to replace it with something.

Why Superwomen Fail at Weight Loss And How to Avoid the Trap

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

Superwoman doesn't need another diet, but real life superwomen I know could usually benefit from asking why they struggle to live and eat the way they want to.

3 Ways to Shift Out of Your 'I Have To Eat Perfectly' Mindset

Jenn Hand | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Pretty good is the new perfect. Incorporate this motto into your life. There is no perfect. There is just "pretty good" -- and that's good enough.

The Key to Lasting Weight Loss

Jenn Hand | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Because when you start to care less about your weight and body, when you let go and surrender even for just a day, that initial shift begins to happen. I know we all want to feel at ease in our bodies, comfortable with our weight, and in love with ourselves.

How Emotions Control Your Fork

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

The role emotions play in overeating, fitness and weight loss is often the most overlooked aspect of health and wellness. If you are looking to lose w...

4 Mindset Shifts You Can Make So You Never Have to Diet Again

Jenn Hand | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Eating from a gentler, more compassionate place allows us to treat ourselves with kindness. And this love and kindness is what really heals us. Instead of depriving yourself of all sweets, have just one small treat a day.

What Weight Watchers Is Getting Wrong With Its New Ad Campaign

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

Let's not forget that at Weight Watchers, it is a weight loss method they are selling -- not a treatment approach that gets to the root of why people "eat their feelings" or use food for other reasons than as fuel.