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Weight Loss and Control:
Roger Gould, MD's Weekly Blog
on Emotional Eating


 
Knowledge is power.
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 do you get an eating disorder?

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

The term 'eating disorder' is much overused. Although it includes anorexia and bulimia, the bulk of what is called 'eating disorder' has to do with overeating and excessive weight gain-where an individual has a compulsion to eat too much and obsess over food.

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Weight Loss: 4 Ways We Sabotage Ourselves

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Let's take a look at how we add "weight" to the negative feelings we experience about how we look and how we eat. Here are four subtle ways in which we can unconsciously sabotage our happiness and well-being in the pursuit of weight loss.

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Weight Loss: 3-Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Today

TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

It is extremely important to approach weight loss from many angles. Since the body is an integrated system in which your physical health can affect your emotional health, and your emotional health can affect your physical health, it's a good idea to work it from both sides. Our Shrink Yourself Program will help you with the Emotional Eating part, however there may be other things you need to pay attention to as well.

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3 Holes We Try to Fill with Overeating

MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Our impulse to fill up with food is an attempt to fill an empty hole. To truly understand emotional overeating one must be willing to bravely look into the emptiness that so many of us are feeling and trying to avoid.

When we look at people (including ourselves) that are overweight we can be quick to make negative judgments. Amongst all the common stereotypes about overweight people we often overlook that an overweight person is likely a person in pain. If we can remember that, we are more likely to approach the issue of weight, for ourselves and others, from a place of curiosity, care, and compassion.

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