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The Proven Habit that will Zap Food Cravings

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Insatiable food cravings are the bane of an emotional eater's existence. They come on strong and without warning, filling you with an urgency to eat ASAP. The food of choice is usually comfort food. And the results are usually the same: Temporary relief followed by guilt, shame, regret and self-loathing.

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Two Lies Every Emotional Eater Tells Themselves

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

If you're reading this blog post chances are good that you're either (a) Already aware that you're an emotional eater; or (b) Aware that you're overeating—but have no idea there's a good reason behind it. Both of you will tell yourselves the same two lies, however, at some point. Lies that will only serve to keep you stuck, and delay the return of your ability to eat normally.

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What Is In Your Stress Sandwich?

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

In simple terms, emotional eaters "eat" their feelings rather than deal with them. This becomes ingrained and happens automatically—almost like a reflex—in response to life stresses that result from things like an unhappy relationship, an unhappy childhood or an unsatisfying job.

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The Most Popular Show to Binge Eat to

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Zoning out while eating and watching a movie or TV show is referred to as mindless eating. And the problem with mindless eating is it's just that—mindless—meaning your mind is somewhere else, your guard is down, and you're wide open for that handful of popcorn to turn into a bowlful, followed by another bowlful, followed by...

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What Does Love Have to Do with Binge Eating?

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Many of the people I've treated struggling with binge eating have shared the same emotional eating trigger—love. Or, to be more precise, a perceived lack of love. Lack of love from those nearest and dearest to them (described as feeling unappreciated or undervalued); lack of love from those they wish would notice them (described as feeling unattractive or invisible); and perhaps the most painful and damaging of all—lack of love towards themselves (described as low self-esteem and self-loathing).

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