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Compulsive Overeating

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.

3 Reasons Why Overeating Can Be a Good Thing

Jenn Hand | Posted 11.13.2014 | 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.

Many Overweight Women and Men Are Finding Help in Overeaters Anonymous

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Last week I attended a women's conference, where I ran into an old friend I hadn't seen in a couple years. I almost didn't recognize her, she had lost...

Overeating at Work? Try This

Katie Seaver | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Seaver

You let your falafel wrap just be a falafel wrap. Not a complete respite from the grind of your day. And when you're not counting on your lunch to be your savior, it's a lot easier to stop when you're full.

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.

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...

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.

The No. 1 Lazy-Proof Strategy to Lose Weight

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

It can sometimes be difficult to resist buying tasty cakes and snacks while doing your grocery shopping. But there is something that could be multip...

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."

'Stop Stuffing Your Face and Sit Down!' Compulsive Overeating and ADHD, 6 Tips for Parents

Varda Epstein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Varda Epstein

Keep the gates of communication open and enlist your child's help in fighting the temptation to overeat. With a can-do attitude, the two of you can win the battle, every time.

Come On Now: New Bra Meant To Curb Overeating

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

This is not a joke: Microsoft Research is developing a bra that can detect stress, with the hope of preventing emotionally-triggered overeating in wom...

The Sugar Season Is Upon Us

Andrea Wachter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

So the next time you feel the urge to overindulge with sweets, pay attention to what your mind is telling you. Notice your unkind thoughts. See if you can challenge or at least question them. Get off your back and on your side!

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.

Surprise Reasons You're Eating More

Posted 05.23.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul New research shows the unexpected ways that even the health-conscious can sabotage their best efforts to eat (and drink) well. Here...

Don't Do the Diet

Donna Fish | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

The problem with this "good" and "bad" idea or thinking about food and eating is that it leads to weight gain over time. You end up on that yo-yo cycle. Even if it is not a ton of weight, you gain and lose that amount over time and you simply train your body to weigh more.

The Case Against Eating 6 Small Meals A Day

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

The basic premise of intermittent fasting, or IF, is to enjoy better health via repeatedly fasting for longer periods than is typical on a daily breakfast-lunch-dinner schedule.

Which is More Fattening, Guilt or Resentment?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Which is more fattening, guilt or resentment? Ideally, neither, as using food to cope with feelings is a behavior it would be good to change.

Male Anorexia

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

According to NEDA, at least one million males in the United States have an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.

Do We All Have Behavioral Addictions?

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

The relentless march to medicalize normality out of existence is opening a new and especially ridiculous front. The DSM-5 suggests providing a new section for "behavioral addictions."

Why Do We Eat Too Much?

Carole Carson | Posted 05.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

Our love of eating is shared around the globe. Worldwide obesity has doubled in the last 30 years, and is triggering alarming increases in heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Are You a Foodie Or a Foodaholic?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 01.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Why not make this the time of year you love everything else about the holiday but not overdo the food aspect? We foodaholics have trouble focusing on anything but the food.

Eat Like a Kid

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Just yesterday I was giving a talk at a New York City school, and the room was filled with caring parents who all wanted to make sure that they were d...

It's Time To Talk About It: Everyone Can Do... Just One Thing

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. They don't discriminate by size, weight, ethnicity, gender, culture, age, or anything else.

Did You Overeat on Thanksgiving? Forgive Yourself & Then Be Grateful

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

I'm suggesting that instead of beating yourself up for "failing" again to stick to your diet or plan, you rejoice that you overdid it. You see, the key to eating success lies in our so-called "failures."