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Compulsive Eating

5 Signs You're Not Relaxing Enough

Katie Seaver | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Seaver

Sometimes forcing yourself to reduce the list of have-tos, and allowing yourself to putter, can allow you to focus on what you really have to get done.

How One Compulsive Eater Deals With the Temptation of Halloween Candy

Annette Powers | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Annette Powers

I'd been engaging in compulsive eating behaviors since I was 8 years old. Eating was my way of coping with everything in life -- stress, sadness, boredom. It was as if, somewhere deep inside, I believed that an extra layer of flesh would protect me from the big, bad world.

Eating Instructions

Donna Fish | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

You want to savor and enjoy everything you eat, don't rush the foods you think you shouldn't be eating!

Danielle Lost 158 Pounds: 'It's My Passion To Share The Message Of Hope'

Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Name: Danielle Gilmore Age: 30 Height: 5'8" Before Weight: 378 pounds How I Gained It: I began compulsively eating and overeating at around age ...

Delayed Gratification

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Consistently choosing immediate reward over delayed gratification is a common problem for compulsive overeaters. Scientists call this intertemporal choice (IC), meaning choices that differ in the timing of their consequences.

How a Habit Becomes a Cable

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Normal eating is goal-directed behavior; compulsive overeating is not. Compulsive overeating is a complex stimulus-response behavior.

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.

Eating Is Not a Hobby

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Thirty years ago I lost 140 pounds the right way after 25 years of being obese and trying to lose weight the wrong way. Fortunately, I'm one of the ap...

5 Things That Weight Maintainers Do That You Don't (And How to Fix It)

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

Long-term maintainers may continue with some behaviors that helped them lose weight, but not all. Maintaining needs to feel easy and not as hard as losing. In order to achieve this, you need to focus on something called "habit forming."

Can You Recondition Your Brain to Stop Overeating?

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

The compulsion overtakes your brain and pretty much shuts down your rational reasoning. The key in here is to "wake up," engage your conscious brain, and "observe" your primitive brain and the trouble it's getting you into.

5 Ways To Eat Like A 'Normal' Person (That Dieters Just Don't Get)

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 10.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Isabel Foxen Duke

And after years of studying, I've discovered the fundamental mentalities of "normal" eaters that are keeping you from freedom with food. Buckle up.

Happy Holidays? 17 Ways To Feel Better About Food And Weight This Season

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women

There is actually no rule condemning women to starve or binge, just lots of unhelpful suggestions that we should. Work toward being a woman who doesn't obey the insanity.

Victims of the Food Industry, Part One

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

Although factory foods promise good health, beauty, and satisfaction, they lack the life-sustaining nutrients necessary to maintain healthy metabolic processes.

Compulsive Eating At Work: How To Stop Eating At Your Desk

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Just because we live in an insane culture doesn't mean we have to be insane, too. Be the one who doesn't do it and see what happens. Someone has to be the one who says, 'I'm not going to do it this way. I deserve more.'"

Why Food Becomes Addictive

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Will Aguila, M.D.

The thing about food addiction is that, unlike drugs, alcohol or smoking, food addiction is not yet frowned upon by society... What an ideal substance to abuse, right?

How to Stop Emotional Eating (and Other Compulsive Behavior Problems) for Good

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Most emotional eating is caused primarily by a combination of classical and operant conditioning. No wonder emotional eating has been so hard to stop; and will power is so useless in the long run.

Counting Experiential Calories

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

An Experiential Calorie is a unit of awareness, a unit of conscious presence, a unit of meaning. The job of an Experiential Calorie is to enrich your Mind. Take a moment to count the latter.