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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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Stressed? Try These 6 Alternatives to Comfort Foods

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Stress is your body's reaction to situations you perceive to be dangerous. When stressed, your body increases production of a number of different hormones which can include adrenaline, and even cortisol during chronic stress.

Under chronic stress, your body cannot break down its own energy storage (in the form of fat) quickly enough to replace what is being utilized. That's why we tend to seek out fast replacements in the form of fatty and sugar-laden foods.

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How to Control Emotional Eating When You Are Stressed

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

We all deal with stress everyday. That's how we as human beings have learned to survive: by developing the "the fight or flight response."

The world around us, however, and the types of "stressors" we have to deal with, are not the same as they were hundreds and thousands of years ago. And what we perceive as dangerous, is shifting and changing faster than we as human beings can evolve.

That's why it's become vital to start making better decisions to help us adapt to our current environment.

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Emotional Eaters: 3 Ways a Vegetarian Diet Could Change Your Life

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

What we eat and why we eat are the two most important questions to keep in mind as we design, maintain and provide ourselves a healthy "diet" that will last a lifetime.

The Shrink Yourself Program focuses on why we eat - the part of the equation that relates to emotional eating versus biological hunger. This next series of four-blog posts will be focusing on the daily challenge of deciding what to eat!

Since October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, we wanted to take a look at what it means to be Vegetarian.

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How to Change the Pattern of Emotional Eating

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Any painful life frustration can trigger emotional eating. It could be a difficult marriage, a stressful job, a negative self image or the unrealistic pursuit for "perfection."

And what drives one to emotional eating one day can be different the next.

This might be disappointing information if you're hoping to find and fix just ONE emotional eating trigger that explains it all.

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