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Does Your Eating Have an Emotional Component to It?

Does Your Eating Have an Emotional Component to It?

We all eat for emotional reasons some of the time. Let’s face it: food is convenient, pleasurable and exciting. It can also be comforting and soothing. And eating is a way to distract ourselves from dealing with the things we don’t want to deal with, right? Generally, we’re not bothered by a little emotional eating […]

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Emotional Eater’s Don’t Just Eat when They’re Sad or Depressed

Emotional Eater’s Don’t Just Eat when They’re Sad or Depressed

At a seminar I gave recently on emotional eating, Cyndie, an attractive, well-dressed woman in her late forties came up to me and shared: “Even though I’m obviously overweight, I don’t think that I’m an emotional eater because I don’t eat at all when I’m sad or depressed. In fact, I can’t eat at those […]

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Embrace all your emotions

Have you ever thought about the purpose of  your emotions?  If you’re like most people, you don’t think much about emotions (yours or anyone elses) and you just move through them, hoping to experience more of the pleasant, energizing ones and steer clear of the deflating ones.  When unpleasant emotions such as loneliness, hurt, disappointment or rejection surface, perhaps you try […]

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