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Emotional Eating

The Food Stamp Diet

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Monique Ruffin

I could never have imagined that something that initially seemed so humiliating would turn out to be one of the greatest teaching events of my life. Although my food stamp benefit itself will be ending soon because I no longer require assistance, the benefits to my lifestyle are not.

Mindful of Mindless Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

The moment you become aware that you are eating mindlessly, it's hard not to "see" it anymore. When you sit on the coach robotically eating chips or at a bar popping peanuts into your mouth, you recognize the behavior right away. This little inner voice speaks up and says, "Hey, I am mindlessly eating right now!"

A Recipe for Overeating

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

The holiday season provides the perfect ingredients for overeating. Run yourself down physically by not sleeping, exercising, eating when you're hungry, or consuming nutritious foods.

Psychologist Jennifer Taitz's Timely Antidote to Emotional Eating

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

No dieter plans on eating emotionally from Halloween to New Year's Eve, and yet, that's what the overwhelmed majority end up doing year after year after year. If anyone is equipped to reverse this unhealthy trend, it's Jennifer Taitz.

Helping Your Teen With Eating and Body Image

Andrea Wachter | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Andrea Wachter

Many young girls struggle with food and weight issues and too many young girls develop full-blown eating disorders. Here are some tips for you:

Are You Eating Too Much to Blot Out Your Life?

Helene Lerner | Posted 11.11.2012 | Women
Helene Lerner

y fat had served as a protective armor that kept people at a distance, and now that I had some tools for healthy living, I didn't need it anymore. As I began to have success in healing my own life, I realized I could help others who were struggling in the same way.

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.

Experiencing Election Season Emotional Eating?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Over the past few weeks, more than one of my clients has mentioned a recent and unexpected trigger of emotional eating -- the presidential campaign. I've coined the phrase ESEE -- "election season emotional eating."

7 Ways To Stop Emotional Eating

Jennifer Taitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | Books
Jennifer Taitz

Diets advertise thinness, yet eating healthfully offers so much more than a tenuous bikini body. "Emotional eating" is a popular term used to describe eating that is influenced by emotions both positive and negative.

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.

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.

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.

The Ultimate Comfort Foods For Emotional Eating

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

When you're having a bad day, what do you do? Do you reach for foods you shouldn't even be near? Maybe it's a bag of potato chips, a chocolate bar, or...

WATCH: Montel Williams Reveals Secret Struggle On Dr. Oz Show

Posted 05.10.2012 | Black Voices

Although he's been a regular on Dr. Mehmet Oz's talk show, television personality and healthy living champion Montel Williams revealed a secret about ...

Stressed Out? Tricks to Avoid Emotional Eating

Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living

By Tina Haupert A few years ago, I worked in a 9-5 desk job in an office where the kitchen was an ever-present buffet of donuts, muffins, cookies...

How To Lose Weight Without Dieting or Pills

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Between our obsession with our looks and the national crisis involving obesity, losing weight is constantly on the minds of tens of millions of people.

How Do You Do Food?

Lisa Turner | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Develop a healthy relationship with your body. Take the act of eating out of the mind and back to the belly, and trust the wisdom of your body to know when, what and how much to eat.

Why Losing Weight Doesn't Make It All Better

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

Losing weight isn't just a physical change for women. In fact, the emotional upheaval caused by weight loss can be devastating.

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.

How To Break Bad Habits And Form Good Ones

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Most dieters need to learn a number of other cognitive and behavioral techniques to lose weight and keep it off. But a new habit of planned eating is crucial for success.

Why Are Sweets a Particular Problem for Some Emotional Eaters?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Some emotional eaters specifically crave sweets. They will eat non-sweets if that is all that's available, but they prefer sweets when they have been triggered (or when beliefs drive them) to eat.

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.

Are You Beating Yourself Up for Overindulging?

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

If your Thanksgiving Day feast has already become last weekend's regrettable splurge, you're probably feeling lousy about yourself right about now. What's more, you're probably thinking that getting down on yourself for overindulging is part of the cure.