Sugar and Cocaine: Sugar continues to be in the news for all its adverse effects on the body and the brain. For many, sugar is a reward substance, a treat for good behavior, an escape from negative stressors, and a final exclamation point after a great meal. However, even though
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Why is it so hard to stop emotional eating? It seems simple enough, right? Make a decision to stop giving in to those "pesky emotions" that cause you to overeat, then follow through. Viola, emotional eating no more! However, we all know that it is not that simple, but the
Transform Body Hate Into Body Love “I’ll feel better it when I can fit into those jeans.” “If I could just weigh what I used to I’d look so much better.” “My body sabotages everything I try to do to be healthy.” “I hate my body!” Have you ever had
How You Can Break Free From Emotional Eating: Emotional eating gets a "bad rap" sometimes. Mention the phrase emotional eating, and many people will share stories of the last time they found themselves wrist-deep in a carton of their favorite ice cream. Many people ask me how to "turn off"
Change Your Relationship with Food: It is an unfortunate reality that many of us have struggled with our weight and continue to do so. We have all tried the latest fad diet from South Beach to the Mediterranean along with the exercise trend du jour. Sometimes we see some moderate
Do you have a problem dealing with difficult emotions without food? For many, food and excess eating is literally their best friend. It is always there for them to access in any amount. It fictitiously gives a quick way out of what is truly bothering them. It can artificially fulfill
Do you have a healthy relationship with food? Check out how you can develop a healthy relationship with food: Everyone has thought about their weight and body image from time to time. During the past year, under the pandemic restrictions, many of us have become even more familiar with ourselves.
Graze eating is defined as frequent picking or snacking on small amounts of food in an unplanned manner throughout the day. Graze eating can feel either: Mindless: With mindless graze eating, you may not be paying attention to your snacking, but by the end of the day, you realize that
How Trapped Emotions Work and How to Manage Them It might sound strange, but our cravings and emotional eating can actually be a blessing in disguise. If we’re struggling to lose the weight and keep it off, there is likely something deeper going on, possibly trapped emotions. And if we truly
For many people who undergo bariatric surgery, food has become more than just a part of the natural process of eating to fuel a healthy body. Their relationship with food was an issue. Over a lifetime, food has the ability to take on many roles. It soothes emotional discomfort or