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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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Are You A Procrastinator? A Parent? Try A New Approach


Do you procrastinate or get annoyed by someone else's procrastination? Does your work or your child's homework frustrate you? Does it create anxiety and aggravation?
All this stress can lead to overeating but it doesn't have to. A better handle on these frustrating issues could mean less eating.

Here are some tips to use for yourself or for helping your children:

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A Shrink Yourself Success Story


Are you wondering if Shrink Yourself can help you? When it comes to weight loss, we can be so afraid of trying a new approach because we don't want another failure under our belts. See how one Shrink Yourself member used the program to get past her weight loss plateau.

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Exes and Overeating


Since I became the clinical director of Shrink Yourself four years ago, one of the triggers of overeating that I have heard mentioned most often is relationships. People commonly share things like, "My extra weight came on after the divorce" or "When my husband cheated I put on fifty pounds" or "I binge every time I have to deal with my child's father." In other words, unresolved Ex issues cause a whole lot of emotional eating. This blog entry will have two purposes. One will be to share with you the launch of my new book, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ex* (including giving you info on some exciting upcoming readings and TV appearances). The other is to give you a few tips on Exes and overeating.

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This Labor Day: Don't Work!


Do you think personal growth, psychological work, and getting to know yourself are about as much fun as a root canal, waiting in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles or filing your taxes that are two years late? Exploring your emotions doesn't have to be hard work. This labor day have fun discovering yourself.

Emotional eating finds its roots in fear. We become afraid of our feelings. We become afraid to look inside ourselves. We become afraid to express who we are, what we need, and how we feel. All this fear has us seek refuge in the comfort of food. There is a long weekend ahead of us. It can be a weekend of overeating. Or it can be something else. It can be a weekend where you tell yourself you deserve that last ice cream of the season before school starts. Or it can be a time to savor the last sips of summer. Let's look for some ways that you might bring some levity, humor or play into this Labor Day weekend.

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