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Stop Emotional Eating

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.

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.

4 Ways Your Social Circle Can Help You Curb Emotional Eating

Elle Penner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Elle Penner

A great strategy to prevent emotional eating is to trade food for a short bout of exercise with your fitness-minded friends. Physically, exercise reduces stress and anxiety, alleviates boredom, and releases feel-good endorphins. Getting one of your supportive friends to join you can squash feelings of loneliness and provide an opportunity for you to vent, too.

10 Ways to Stop Overeating Today

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Eating with your hands may be convenient, but it's also a certain way to overeat. Use your forks and knives and put them down between mouthfuls to give yourself time to chew, taste and experience food.

Is It Possible to Break Free From Emotional Eating?

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Healing is possible. Healing is real. It may not happen tomorrow, but if you continue to learn new tools, experiment with the resources that help, be compassionate with yourself and believe in yourself, you'll get there soon enough.

Lonely or Hungry... How to Deal With Emotional Eating

Ashley Turner | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

Are you eating when you aren't really hungry? Are you stressed, lonely or hungry for something else, like love, affection, sleep, quiet time, space or clarity?

3 Ways To Beat Emotional Eating Without Quitting Chocolate

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Dr. Mehmet Oz Here's how to avoid the weighty aftermath of using calories for comfort. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Faceb...

Emotional Eating as a Coping Mechanism

Mary Pritchard | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Most of the time our problems are within our control to fix, and eating is likely not going to help. Thus, what we should be doing is focusing on how to fix our problems. That's where problem-focused coping comes in.

Breaking the Diet/Binge Cycle

Andrea Wachter | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Having spent decades bouncing back and forth between my strict diet du jour and the "I blew it, screw it, eat everything in sight and start again on Monday" program, I am honored to share with others the tips and tools that helped me crack the diet/binge code once and for all.

The Food Pushers in Your Life

Penny Love | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Losing weight is torture enough without having to deal with negotiations about forbidden food. And with weight loss saboteurs, if you can spot them, then you can stop their effect on your weight loss efforts.

Emotional Eating to Emotional Connection

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Emotional eating only becomes a problem when it's overused to cope with or avoid feelings. If you feel that your emotional connections to food are causing problems for you, the following suggestions will help bring emotional eating back into balance.

'It's Impossible!'

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Change is scary for all of us. But if you want your body to be different, if you want to feel better, look better and live a longer, happier, healthier life, it's also necessary. The key is to change the way you look at things -- to change your mindset.

Holiday Stress? Why Some People Eat To Cope

Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Stressed about the holidays? If you're an emotional eater, those triggers may be one more thing you're stuck stressing over. While the holidays typica...

Find Joy In The Most Unexpected Places

Gregg McBride | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

By breaking free from the cycle of equating our only joy with food, we free ourselves -- not only to meet our weight loss or other health-related goals, but also to really appreciate everything around us.

Emotional Eating: Do You Feel Entitled to Eat?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

When we work with dieters using the Beck Diet Solution (a cognitive and behavioral approach to weight loss and maintenance), we've found that they oft...

Eating Your Way to Happiness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We all need to eat, but what we eat and how much we eat varies enormously. Few of us only eat when we are hungry, and only what we need rather than what we want.

Emotional Eating, or Is It Really Just Poor Nutrition?

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

I understand that some people truly deal with emotional eating, but lately with the hype about low- or no-carb diets, I am encountering more and more people coming to see me with complaints of experiencing fatigue along with intense carb cravings.

What's Behind Emotional Overeating?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

By taking action on a physical level and taking interest on an emotional level, we can re-establish our relationship with food, with our bodies, with our past, and with ourselves as a whole.

How To Conquer Emotional Eating

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 03.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Whether it's happy, sad, depressed, elated, your mood can often affect your food choices. In an exclusive excerpt from my new book, I'll give you a peek into eliminating emotional eating altogether.

Six Types Of 'Problem Eating' To Watch For

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

Not all eating problems are the same. Accordingly, there needs to be a bit more specificity about the different categories of eating problems to help individuals build a more useful map.