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Weight Loss and Control:
Roger Gould, MD's Weekly Blog
on Emotional Eating


 
Knowledge is power.
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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Why People Binge

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

"If I am all doped up on a food high, nothing else matters."
"When I feel inadequate, I eat... then I'm some body... I matter."
"When I concentrate on what I am eating I don't have to deal with other emotions."


Do any of these statements sound like you? If you're a binge eater, you're not alone. It is something that millions of people struggle with. It is more common than either anorexia or bulimia.

There are two main reasons why people binge. One is to cope with painful feelings and create the illusion of feeling good, and the other is to feel "safe" or to shut out the world.

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The Secret Ingredient For Success

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

A patient came in the other day with the best advise I've ever heard!

"I realize now that I have to recognize my personal development issues as much as I have to pay attention to what I eat."

In all of my experience with the Shrink Yourself program, and with the patients that I have treated, I can tell you that this perspective is absolutely essential for overcoming emotional eating.

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A_Surprise Tool to Stave Off Emotional Eating

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Just the other day a member asked me to explain, how taking a warm bath, was going to help her with her emotional eating habit that caused her to put on twenty pounds. I was puzzled at first, but then I remembered it was one of the items on a list in the second session about "what else" you could do when you feel emotionally overwhelmed.

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5-Tips for Making Successful New Year's Resolutions

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

We all make New Year's resolutions, and often these resolutions involve weight loss. However, many of us quickly lose traction before we achieve our objectives. In this week's blog I will answer the following 5 questions that will help you stay on track and reach your goals.

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