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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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How You Might Be Thinking Yourself Fat

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Overeating, and binge eating usually occur AFTER or as a result of a stressful event. Things like: your partner didn't notice your new hairstyle, or you simply weren't able to face another night on the couch alone--drive you to the fridge.

What's less common, but by no means less painful, is the emotional eating that occurs BEFORE stress. i.e. eating in anticipation of an event. In these instances we turn to emotional eating to numb the anxiety that the mere thought of the event produces.

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Want to Control Emotional Eating? Check This at the Door

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Enthusiasm is defined as, "something causing a feeling of excitement and active interest."

It's one of life's real tricksters: a burst of energy. Sudden. Fast. We've all felt it. It's convinced us that puppy love will last forever, or that our new gym membership will finally deliver the body we've always dreamed of.

Ultimately, though, enthusiasm is fleeting, unsustainable and obsessed with the result.

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Is Your Relationship Fueling Your Emotional Eating?

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Your relationship with your partner can be the source of a lifetime of happiness, just as it can be the source of enduring misery. And if you're an emotional eater, the pain of an unhappy relationship can be one of the driving forces in your overeating. Turning to food, of course, is not going to improve any troubled relationship. So, what is?

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