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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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Controlling Emotional Eating: Your Checklist for Success

THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Most of our blog posts talk about the habits, challenges and symptoms of emotional eating and how they affect various aspects of our lives. It's easy for emotional eaters to relate to the pain and guilt that comes with overeating, and easy to forget about picturing yourself actually recovering from the grasp of emotional eating.

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Recent Posts
Overeaters: 3 Reasons You Use Food to Punish Yourself

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Using food as a reward is a common theme for emotional eaters. On the flip side, however, people also overeat as a form of punishment. Using food, whether as a source of comfort or as a hostile act towards yourself or others, is still emotional eating.

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How to Feel Slimmer this Summer

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Ready or not, Summer is almost here!

It's likely you set a New Year's Resolution to lose a certain amount of weight by summer. And even though you've been trying, come springtime, you may have started to wonder if you'd make it or not. Now that summer is around the corner, you could be starting to panic a little.

If a certain goal isn't reached and you don't feel gratified in some way it's easy to throw in the towel and just wait for next year. However, next year is likely to be the same thing all over again.

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Controlling Overeating by Understanding Your Emotions

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Powerful emotions are scary and difficult to deal with for everyone. That's why so many of us turn to food for comfort (overeating) when we feel overwhelmed. Overeaters usually start off with one particular feeling that becomes intolerable. After a while, all feelings can feel threatening and trigger a food craving.

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