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Emotional Eating

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

Jenn Hand | Posted 01.29.2015 | 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 01.23.2015 | 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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.16.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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 01.07.2015 | 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 01.05.2015 | 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.

Stress-Eating Doesn't Actually Taste That Great

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living

It's been a long day. You worked really hard. You deserve chocolate, right? Sure, but it might not be all that wonderful. A new study published in ...

3 Must-Have New Year's Resolution Strategies to Help You Reach Your Goals

Zlata Sushchik | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Zlata Sushchik

It's that time of the year -- New Year's resolutions are upon us. According to the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 8 perc...

The 7-Step Plan to Avoid Emotional Eating Over the Holidays

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

For many of us, the next few weeks will be a combination of fun, hectic times and stress. Holiday rituals trump our usual routines and structure, relationships aren't always merry, and emotional eating triggers abound.

7 Mistakes You Probably Make When You're Trying To Lose Weight

Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD In my one-on-one work with clients there is a dual focus: I help them adopt a healthy new eating regimen, but in order f...

Worried You'll Overeat This Holiday? Follow These 5 Simple Steps to Help Keep Your Eating in Check!

Jenn Hand | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

As long as you are eating, you might as well enjoy it. The best part about this is... that overeating and mindfulness cannot coexist. Once you become aware of what you are doing, it's harder to continue with the same hand-to-mouth momentum.

Learning With Eckhart Tolle: Geneen Roth and the Power of Enoughness

Lisa Aisling Montagu | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Aisling Montagu

Click to play video On any given day, Geneen Roth spends a considerable amount of time listening to people question their own actions. Pe...

How to Love Yourself Now (Not 10 Pounds From Now)

Jenn Hand | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Don't get me wrong, it is a choice. And not an easy one. But when you accept your body, really truly accept yourself where you are now, your whole world will change. Because how you feel on the inside affects everything else in your life. And you deserve a life where you feel good, both inside and out.

Emotional Eating, Perfectionism and Not Feeling Good Enough

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

Food and emotional eating can fill a lot of gaps, holes, and crevices in our psyche. At least temporarily.

Heart-Wrenching Reason Bride Won't Have Her Wedding Yet

Posted 12.30.2014 | Dr. Phil

When Kate, who's 5'7" and weighs 304 pounds, recently went into a bridal store, she was told that no dress in the store would fit her — leaving her ...

Pecan Pie Couldn't Heal My Pain

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

Thanksgiving is the annual day of group gratitude but every day can be the day of personal gratitude and mindfulness.

Convinced That Everything Would Be Better if You Were Skinnier?

Jenn Hand | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

You don't need to be thinner to enjoy a sunset, to bask in the warmth of summer nights, to have a good laugh with your best friend, and to take a peaceful walk in nature. See if you can tap into your happiness now. Not 20 pounds from now.

The Biggest Mistake Emotional Eaters Make

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

Think about it. How often is the moment that you decide you've "blown it again" the very same moment you decide to go ahead and finish the bag of chips or the cookie dough or whatever it was you just got mad at yourself for eating?

How to Find Peace With Food This Thanksgiving

Val Bisharat | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Val Bisharat

In a culture that tells us to restrict and restrain around food, holidays like Thanksgiving can produce anxiety. What if you overeat? Should you indu...

Why You Need to Ditch Willpower as a Weight Loss Technique

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

You don't need more mental toughness. You need an approach that will work. You need an approach that respects the reasons that you overeat. Here's the recipe for weight loss success that will actually take you where you want to go.

3 Reasons Why Overeating Can Be a Good Thing

Jenn Hand | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

We binge to take care of needs that aren't being met elsewhere in our lives. Excessive overeating is a message from our inner selves begging for us to slow down, stop and look inside.

I Used to Binge, Now I Don't -- Here's What I Learned

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

When we're willing to look underneath the surface, we can discover the truth of who we are and the real healing can begin. It might not be easy but if I could do it, anyone can. All you need is the willingness, the desire to change your life.

Your Practical Guide to Break Free From Emotional Eating

Zlata Sushchik | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Zlata Sushchik

I suspect that you are reading this because you may have found yourself acting like a hot mess and marching straight to the store to buy a dozen cupcakes when you felt upset.

Change This One Thought and Lose Weight

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Your thoughts shape your body. Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had...