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How to Stop an Emotional Eating Episode (Part 2)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

An emotional eating episode arises when you are confronted by difficult feelings. Feelings like loneliness, anxiety and anger. These are feelings you believe you can only manage (numb, avoid, deny) by eating. And the reason you maintain this false belief is due solely to the catastrophe predictions you make that overwhelm you in the moment.

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How to Stop an Emotional Eating Episode (Part 1)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Emotional eating occurs when you stuff down your difficult feelings with food. Facing your feelings, therefore, is the first step in stopping an emotional eating episode, and there are 4 skills you'll need to work on in order to start doing that:
  1. Accept your feelings.

  2. Read and interpret what your feelings mean.

  3. Understand where your feelings lead.

  4. Master the art of controlling and regulating the intensity of what you feel without being overwhelmed.


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How Your Feelings Keep You Fat

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

What is it about emotions that triggers overeating? Would it not be simpler, for instance, to simply face your anger or rejection and process it, rather than stuff it down with food?

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