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on Emotional Eating


 
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Understanding why you turn to food is the key to changing it. Join in the discussion each week as Dr. Gould shares his valuable insights from over 30-years of clinical experience.

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Putting Ambivalence to Rest

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

There was a statement that caught my attention in a recent article from the Washington Post's "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy" column. The author of a new book "Fat Boy, Thin Man" (2010) told about his success in overcoming emotional eating. He said that once he became serious about breaking the emotional eating habit, he had to acknowledge that his own personal development was suspended when he started to use food for relief and reward. He decided that if he was to sustain his weight loss success, he would have to pay just as much attention to his personal development issues as he would have to do work on nutrition, new eating habits, and exercise.

In all of my experience with the Shrink Yourself program and with the patients that I treat I find this principle to be absolutely correct and essential. I see it every day.

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Is it Time to Re-Think Your Past?

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2011 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

(Technorati claim token: 9VJU4PZKUKRZ.) I invite you to review, re-examine, reconsider, and re-evaluate the issues from childhood that may be fueling your emotional eating habits. Feelings of failure, worthlessness and inadequacy are common stigmas that we unconsciously carry over into adulthood.


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Successful New Year's Resolutions

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD