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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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Only Measure Meal by Meal

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

Are you always judging, critiquing or evaluating yourself? Do you feel like you can never measure up? Do you believe, especially when it comes to food (not to mention other things), you can never get it quite right? If so, you're not alone.


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Self-Acceptance Starts Now!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

Do you keep telling yourself that when you lose weight you'll finally love yourself? Do you think it's completely acceptable to reject your body in its current state? If you are plagued with thoughts about wishing you looked different, read on.

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If Food Isn't Love, What Is?

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

Has food become a substitute for the real love, affection and passion you crave? Did you comfort yourself with food after a relationship ended or someone died? There is a quote from Song of Solomon in the Bible that says, "Comfort me with apples, for I am sick of love." Since the beginning of time food has been a replacement for the disappointments that love can cause. We know that while food might work as a short-term quick fix, that it can never fill the hole that only love can. If food isn't love, what is? Keep reading to find out.

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Codependence Contributes to Overeating

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

Codependence is defined in many ways. A common definition is being overly focused on other people in a way that inhibits the quality of your life and your relationships. I've heard it called being O.P.P. (other people oriented). Another way to think of codependency is people-pleasing, or being a bobble head, saying yes without consideration of your own wants and needs. The concept was originated when mental health workers observed the partners of alcoholics and the ways in which they sacrificed their own health, happiness, and well-being because of someone else's disease. As human works-in-progress, we are probably all a little bit co-dependent (heck, in our selfish society, some of us could even stand to be a little bit more O.P.P.) however, after working with overeaters for years I can assure you that some of the patterns of codependency contribute to overeating and this is what we're going to look at today.


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