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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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Managing the Loneliness that Drives Your Emotional Eating

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Orson Welles is quoted as saying, "We're born alone, we live alone and we die alone. It's only through our love and friendships that we create the illusion that we're not alone."

Loneliness is one of the most common reasons people turn to food. It usually manifests itself as hunger (emotional hunger) and demands to be fed immediately. And we're not talking fruit and vegetables here. We're talking high-fat, high-sugar comfort foods that deliver a flavor rush and switch off our minds completely.

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How to Reduce Stress Without Paying for it in Pounds

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

When you're really stressed your body can't break down its energy reserves (fat) quick enough to replace what's being used. No surprise, then, that you look for foods that'll replace your energy the fastest. And that, unfortunately, usually leads to high-fat/high-sugar choices.

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The Dissatisfaction that Drives Your Emotional Eating

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

One in ten Americans is now on antidepressants. And among women in their 40's and 50's, the figure is one in four. That's over 30,000,000 people--most of whom are on medication for what's called sub-clinical depression, meaning they're not mentally ill, but dissatisfied with their life and unclear as to what to do about it.

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The Secret to a Healthy New Year

FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Have you had enough family drama to last till next year? Did you "fight off" the nasty flu or have you succumbed to "the social virus" this season. Holiday's have both "the good" and "the bad" aspects to them, just like almost all other challenges in life. It's how we balance them that counts.

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