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Are Unmet Needs Sending You to the Refrigerator?

Are Unmet Needs Sending You to the Refrigerator?

Does it feel like you’re living your life, day-to-day, with many of your needs unmet? Do you think this may have something to do with your overeating or imbalanced eating? If so, you’re not alone. Many overeaters, frustrated by years of unmet needs, find themselves regularly turning to food for emotional comfort, pleasure, soothing, escape, […]

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Do You Feel Worthy of Self-Love?

Do You Feel Worthy of Self-Love?

We’ve all heard it said that you can’t love anyone else until you love yourself.  And although we know there’s truth to this old adage, most of us persist in looking for love outside of ourselves, often in all the wrong places. In one of my emotional eating groups this week, we discussed the concept of worthiness.  I asked the […]

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Setting Limits Means Delaying Gratification

Setting Limits Means Delaying Gratification

M. Scott Peck, MD, author of The Road Less Traveled,defines delaying gratification as “a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with.” Most children learn the skill of delaying gratification early in life, […]

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Do you feel worthy of self-love?

Do you feel worthy of self-love?

We’ve all heard it said that you can’t love anyone else until you love yourself. And although we know there’s truth to this old adage, most of us persist in looking for love outside of ourselves, often in all the wrong places. In one of my emotional eating groups this week, we discussed the concept […]

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Are you really sure you want to stop your emotional eating?

Are you really sure you want to stop your emotional eating?

Of course you do! But wait– before you answer so quickly, take a moment and really think about all that your emotional eating does for you. Without realizing it, it might just be your best friend. Which of the items on the following list apply to your emotional eating? It’s always there for me and never […]

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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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Do you have an inner nurturing voice?

Do you have an inner nurturing voice?

When the adult voices of our childhood are primarily warm, kind, encouraging, hopeful, validating, soothing and nurturing, we begin to develop a supportive voice within that can restore us to emotional balance when needed. As we mature into adulthood, this supportive voice becomes the voice of what I call our Inner Nurturer, our main source of validation, approval and […]

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