In an ideal world, we would all eat foods that provided just the right amounts of all the right nutrients, savoring the flavors but having the willpower to stop at the point of physical fullness. We would eat for equal parts fuel and enjoyment, viewi... Read more
After a long day that started with an 8 a.m. meeting and ended with a fickle client, you'd seriously consider forking over your life savings for a bowl of rocky road. Other days, sudden, but intense, hankerings for potato chips plague your best-l... Read more
Now that summer is mostly behind us and cooler temperatures are starting to drift in, the prime season for charity runs and walks begins. People of all abilities lace up their running and walking shoes and hit the pavement to raise money for many gre... 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
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
I challenge myself not to eat bread, desserts, dumplings, or something like that for one month, but allow myself a piece of tortilla as my weekend breakfast instead of oatmeal, because I would like to avoid the craving after dinner while watching TV!... Read more
It's so much harder to eat healthy while on a work trip and having to eat out! Today for lunch I packed cut cucumber, carrots , celery, pita chips and hummus for lunch. Greek yogurt for dessert. I have 4 more days to go. Suggestions? #worktrip... Read more
I chew sugar free gum all the time. Not only does it curb my snacking, but it also makes things taste "off" if I eat it with a minty mouth. Makes me not want to eat as much as usual. (I'm a very emotional eater).... Read more
I am notorious for drowning my sorrows, anger, frustration, glee, elation, and pretty much every other emotion in a bag of potato chips, ice cream or donuts. The thing that has helped me to curb my emotional eating is venting on my SP blog. Usually a... Read more
Over the years, I've had an "on and off" addiction to chewing gum. It seems like I go through phases, where I go through packs of gum like a smoker goes through packs of cigarettes. Then other times I kind of lose interest a... Read more
Scale stuck? Shifting the food around in your fridge can actually retrain your brain to lose weight: It may help you crave healthy food, instead of diet-sabotaging fare, explains Brian Wansink, PhD, author of Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solu... Read more
I've improved a lot where emotional eating is concerned over the years. It's been a prob I've had since about 13 or so.. I've even mustered up the guts to tell my closest friend about how serious a prob its been for me and why I'd gained so much weig... Read more
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