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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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Come Clean From Sugar Addiction

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

Last year I mentioned a study that said sugar was more addictive than cocaine to rats. Judging from humans, we're not too different. I would bet there are plenty more of us that are addicted to sugar than to cocaine. If sugar is the thing that calls to you in the night, disrupts your good intentions and makes you feel powerless keep reading.

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Overcoming Emotional Eating: A Success Story

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

Overcoming emotional eating has a different looking success story than dieting. Sure, weight loss happens in both. But in dieting, weight loss is often the goal, the brass ring, the final destination. When you overcome emotional eating, a better life is the goal—a life where food is not an obsession, where you are the one in control, and where you know what your needs are and how to get them met. Weight loss is just a great side effect. To illustrate this point, I'd like to share a success story of one of our members.

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Be the Master of Your Emotions & Eat Less

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

Beyond "stop crying" and "calm down" many of us don't really get much direction in life for how to handle our emotions. It's no wonder then that when storms of feelings that we don't like or understand blow through our bodies, we get scared and want to escape (into food or something else). If we can barely deal with the simple primary color feelings like happy, sad and angry then how can we expect to cope with so many of these more nuanced and complex emotions? Feelings like rage or shame or resentment or jealousy or loneliness or abandonment can be terrifying.

Here are a few suggestions for becoming the master of your emotions:

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Human Relationships Make Us Eat (But They Don't Have To)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

This weekend is Valentine's Day and for as much as all of us associate it with romance, it's really a day about love, longing and human relationship. And for many of us emotional eaters, nothing makes us overeat or binge more than stress in our relationships. How can we handle the people in our lives in a more empowered way so that we turn to food a lot less?

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