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The 12 Types of Holiday Eating & Tips for Tackling Them


It might seem like holiday eating comes from the fact that delicious foods are readily accessible almost everywhere you go but that is a small part of it. Emotional Eating is the main reason people gain weight over the holidays. Emotional Eating really takes hold at this time of year because tensions run high. Understanding the 12 types of holiday eating and how to tackle them will help you regain the pleasure of the holidays (or for some enjoy them for the first time) as well as preventing the extra pounds that can pile up at this time of year.

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3 Ways to Alleviate Loneliness & The Hunger It Creates


Are you longing to love or be loved? Do you wish there was someone who could see, accept, and understand you for who you really are? Do all of the expectations of the holiday season leave you feeling more lonely than usual? If so, you're not alone. Many Shrink Yourself members have been talking about their feelings of loneliness and how those feelings can become hunger, especially during the holidays. Here are some suggestions to quell loneliness now and throughout the year.

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Using a Plateau to Propel You Forward: What to Do When You Stop Losing Weight?


Have you ever been in that place where you're doing everything right but the scale seems stuck? Or worse, you're doing everything right and you gain a pound or two? These plateaus can often lead to feelings of defeat. These feelings of defeat can have you throw in the towel but they don't have to. Here's a plan for using your plateaus to propel you forward from now on.

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My Virtual Shrink: A New Program by Dr. Roger Gould


Life can be hard and feelings can be hard to handle. As an emotional eater you already understand the way that unresolved issues have the ability to affect your life in a profound way - for you, that means your weight. Emotions turn into overeating. Overeating turns into extra weight. And extra weight turns into more negative feelings and health issues. The whole thing is a vicious cycle.

Thirty years ago, Dr. Gould set out to create an effective and affordable alternative to psychotherapy. With the Shrink Yourself program he has been able to offer thousands and thousands of people the kind of help with their weight that they formerly were only able to get through live psychotherapy.

Now, he has designed a new program. It is called My Virtual Shrink. It is a guided, step-by-step program that helps you do for yourself what a psychiatrist or psychologist would do, namely help you solve problems and learn about yourself. This unique method has been shown to provide benefits comparable to traditional psychotherapy.

It's a great program to recommend to friends and family who don't struggle with their weight but want to improve other areas of their lives. And if you do struggle with your weight, it's a complement to the Shrink Yourself program. After all, the more effective you are at understanding your feelings and overcoming your problems, the less likely you are to binge or overeat.

My Virtual Shrink sessions can help with many areas of your life. For example:

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