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Emotional Overeating

4 Empowering Steps to Curb Emotional Overeating This Holiday Season

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

No one usually forces a needle into a recovering drug addict's arm; in fact, drug addicts in recovery are usually celebrated and supported by non-user friends and family. But for food addicts, we come face to face with our temptation every single freaking day.

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...

We Are Totally Not Supposed to Talk About This at All

Corbyn Hightower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Corbyn Hightower

So in a few days, I need to figure out a way to bring my job out there into my world. That's my medicine, I think -- my town and the people in it. Just to be near them, to look at their faces and maybe smile and get a smile back.

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.

Will Taking Away Your Stomach Stop the Hunger in Your Head?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

There is no surgery, no drug, nor herbal remedies or diets that surrender total control of our eating to the stomach. Surgery to make the stomach look like a banana rather than an apple will be the answer to permanent weight loss only when we understand why we are overeating.

Emotional Eating: A Common Phenomenon During the Holidays

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Emotional eating is commonly identified as a behavior pattern where food is used for other purposes than just stilling hunger -- such as to deal with stressful situations or as a means for reward.

Getting Out of the 'Defeat Whirlpool'!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Since I tipped the scales at 360 pounds when I'd just turned 17, I know how daunting a task it can seem to have over 150 pounds of fat to lose! I tried every plan under the sun -- the pills, the drinks, the machines, the trainers -- and every time, I would make some progress and backslide.

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 ...

The New 'Magic' Surgery for Weight Loss

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Bariatric surgery, whether a stomach bypass operation or sewing together bits of a stomach lining, is not sufficient to prevent emotional overeating or the failure to accept a permanent commitment to health eating and exercise.

Why Obesity Doesn't Fit in a Bento Box

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Will Aguila, M.D.

Unfortunately, obesity is not meant to be tucked neatly into a compartmentalized box. It's not as easy as "eat less and exercise more." The cravings come from somewhere and there are reasons why they exist.

Why We Eat When We're Not Hungry

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

Forget physical hunger -- sometimes we reach for food to soothe our emotional cravings. When we're anxious, angry, fatigued, overwhelmed or otherwise under stress, a seemingly hard-wired desire to overeat can take over.