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
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
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
We've all done it, and sometimes we don't even realize when it's happening. Maybe you graze when you're bored, or reach your hand into the office candy jar each time you pass by. Perhaps when you're feeling sluggish in the afterno... Read more
I totally blew it last night! Learning to eat right for me is so hard, it has stemmed around my time of the month. I just want to eat the pain away. I don't feel like exercising and all I want is chocolate. Help!... Read more
I recently was on Prednisone and eating more than normal. Junk food crazy! Need to get back on track. I refuse to weigh myself because of the steriods. I tend to always gain and don't want the disappointment. HELP... Read more
Nice! I've really taken to eating salads since I started my lifestyle change as they're great for veggies and actually relatively fast to make, they're a go-to for someone with a busy schedule. I'm going to borrow your salad idea though-sounds good!... Read more
I found a new trick to emotional eating! My ex-husband upset me so horribly yesterday and I couldn't fight the beast off any longer, I almost caved and went to McDonalds, but instead I stopped in with a friend and bought a few beauty products! It he... Read more
Next time you crave something, stop and ask yourself: Is it real hunger or is it emotional hunger?? If you haven't eaten in 3 or 4 hours, it's probably hunger, but if you are stressed, upset, even happy about something--it's probably emotional hunger... Read more
We recently sat in on a conference call with health expert Dr. Mehmet Oz, who shared with us some great tips on staying healthy throughout the holiday season. "The stress in holidays a lot more sophisticated and complex, with visiting relatives… and... Read more
One of the 7 Secrets to a Strong Start is to focus on developing healthy habits, not losing weight. One habit that many people struggle with is mindless eating. The 10 Steps to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle Mind Over Body plan can help you with t... Read more
from SP Coach Dean Anderson
Solution-Focused Approach to Weight Loss
Ask the Right Questions, Find the Right Answers
2. Activate your imagination with the Miracle Question.
The Miracle Question is a great way to help yourself focus on... Read more
Last night was tough, my 13 yo son was being 13 and I felt the urge to eat HARD! I grabbed my water bottle instead-it was ok. Definitely not as satisfying as something salty and crunchy.
I then tried just slowing down my thinking a bit. This... Read more
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