When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, you hear a lot of talk about stimulus control, stress management techniques, and cognitive reframing. This is all well and good (and you’ll be hearing some of that here), but it doesn&rsq... Read more
What is the single, most common problem that most dieters face when trying to lose weight? Will power? Nah. Temptation? Sometimes. Emotional eating? Bingo! That’s why it takes so much more than good intentions and information about nutrition an... Read more
HEADLINE: Emotional Eating is a Problem
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By now, you likely know what emotional eating is. You probably realize that emotions cause 75% of overeating. You're a... Read more
Eating is more than something we do to nourish our bodies with vital nutrients. It's also an activity we do out of habit, like nail biting, hair twirling, or finger tapping. And sometimes, we habitually turn to food in response to certain emotion... Read more
Ever been angry or upset one minute and then on your couch eating the next, unable to remember why you started eating or how long you had spent munching? If so, then you have entered the world of emotional eating. It’s something than can ha... Read more
Hi! My name is Mandy and I am trying to get in shape and lose 25 pounds. I try to workout over the summer and then when the school year starts and I start teaching I have a hard time finding time and motivation to work out and end up gaining more tha... Read more
I have heard from many sources that it is best to eat at the table while not doing anything else. I have found eating at my desk while play a computer game works better for me. I take a bite, play while I
finish it. I can't always stop what i a... Read more
If I want to eat something that is not a part of my plan, I wait 24 hours. If I still want it, I allow/plan for it in the next day's meal plan. Usually, by the next day, I've forgotten about it but if not I can still have it (planned) the next day.... Read more
By Melissa McCreery, PhD, ACC
Learning to prioritize yourself and to claim time for your goals is critical for long term success with health and weight loss. Staying on track, finding the time, and maintaining motivation can be major challenges... Read more
Last month I had the privilege to attend a running symposium sponsored by one of my local area hospitals here in Dallas. The highlight of the event was having the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of legendary running coach, Greg McMil... Read more
They say the first step is recognise the problem right? Well, yesterday, after my very thin, very pretty sister was talking about her body and how easy it was for her to stay thin I got upset. I got very upset. I went straight into the kitchen, cu... Read more
Would you rather have one problem or three? If you respond to the original problem by overeating, then you have the original problem plus feeling bad about overeating. And then you look at the scale. Three problems.
1. The Trying to Numb Pain Tr... Read more
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