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Emotional Eating

3 Key Practices To Break Free From Emotional Eating

OWN | Posted 08.29.2014 | OWN

Hannah, 24, says she has been overweight for as long as she can remember. Emotional eating is her crutch: the memories from things like her parent's d...

What Do You Feed To A Naked Lady?

Karl Wilder | Posted 08.25.2014 | Taste
Karl Wilder

The solution for me was to go into my archives and find some truly satisfying and filling dishes that fit in the right calorie range.

For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.

5 Quick and Easy Tricks to Avoid Overeating

David Zinczenko | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

Overindulging isn't just influenced by food choices. There's ample research to suggest healthy eating is a highly sensory experience, and everything from the color of our plates to the sounds in the room may trigger a mindless binge.

The Emotional Side of Transformations

Elizabeth Gavino | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gavino

Have you started and stopped a transformational journey you were on? How many times have you started a diet on a Monday only to have given up by the...

My Weight-Loss Story: 'I am Not a Fat Girl: I am Fearless'

Liz Taylor | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Taylor

Motivation is the number one thing a person needs to lose weight and/or transform his or her life. However, the stipulation about motivation is it cannot be bought. It cannot be surgically implanted. It cannot be taken every morning with a glass of water. Motivation has to come from a person being mentally stronger than he or she has ever been.

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.

Emotional Expression of Self

Charles Sophy, D.O. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Charles Sophy, D.O.

It's so important for each and every one of us to be physically and emotionally healthy. Concentrate even a small amount of time on your emotional health and you'll see an improvement in both.

6 Tricks To Curb Emotional Eating

Dannii Martin | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dannii Martin

There are still going to be times when you overeat junk food when you are feeling down. Don't beat yourself up about it or use it as an excuse to give up all together. Learn from it, focus on what caused it, move on and start again.

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 Most Common Eating Disorder People Don't Know They Have

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

Binge eating disorder is now classified in the latest edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. As a result, you're now beginning to hear more about this insidious disorder -- and many people are surprised to learn that help is available and attainable.

How To Outwit Comfort Food Cravings

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living

"I try to think before I eat, yet time after time, I find myself having just downed a whole box of cookies just because I've had a rough day," said M...

Troy Lost 230 Pounds: 'I Feel A Million Times Better'

Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: T...

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."

Why Thin Women Should Care About Fat Activism

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Isabel Foxen Duke

"Fat" and "thin" women are often separated by fat activists into two distinct groups: largely those "affected" and "not affected." Thin women often see themselves as "removed" from the issue of fat activism and fat women often see thin women as untouched or unaffected. Neither of these are true.

5 Ways 'Feeling Fat' Makes You Eat More, Not Less

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Foxen Duke

I work with women who can't "control themselves" around food -- women who think about food all the time, trying to stick to some diet or "healthful ea...

Why I Weighed 320 Pounds: Overcoming Emotional Anxiety

Akela Stanfield | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

Emotions will not always feel good, but I will survive. I also learned that though relationships do not rely on food; they consist of emotional sustenance.

I Don't Want To Sell You Weight Loss

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Isabel Foxen Duke

I'm gonna take a risk right now, and bet on women. I'm going to honor and respect the intelligence of women everywhere by telling you the truth... a truth that's really, really hard for a wellness professional to admit.

Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.: 10 Tips for Conscious Eating During the Holidays

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Tara Marie Segundo, M.A. The holidays are upon us. Before you've had time to polish off your kids' Halloween candy, Christmas displays appear. You...

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 Your Mind Influence Your Weight?

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

I'm talking about a sensible balance, where we eat wisely and healthily, and indulge every now and then, but merely observe our minds a little, catching ourselves when we think negative about what we are eating. The difference is in the mind.

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 Easy Ways To Stop Stress Eating

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty

It's the middle of the afternoon. You've got 37 unread messages, a pile of paperwork, and your boss just asked for tomorrow's report today. What do yo...

The French M&M's Experiment

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

In a nutshell, this experiment was all about location, location, location. Would these "subjects" eat more M&M's based entirely on where the M&M's were located in the chateau?

It Might Have Appeared to Go Unnoticed

Stacey Morris | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

I'm pledging allegiance to my feelings of admiration, respect and love this Yom Kippur, asking forgiveness for all the times I let the moment of truth die and promising to do better this year... especially to those who matter most to me.