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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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Overeating and Procrastination–What’s the Connection?

Overeating and Procrastination–What’s the Connection?

We all procrastinate to some extent. There are only so many hours in the day and some tasks are just plain more onerous than others. Sometimes we procrastinate because we feel overwhelmed by everything we need to get done and we’re having trouble getting started.  Other times, we feel unmotivated or tired and can’t get going. But no matter […]

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Do You Turn To Food When You’re In A Transition?

Do You Turn To Food When You’re In A Transition?

The Random House College Dictionary defines a transition as “a change from one position, state, stage, subject or concept to another.” Many emotional eaters have difficulty with transitions and turn to food as a way to comfort and soothe themselves during the transition process. Here are a few examples of what I call “transition eating”: […]

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Having Trouble Letting Go of Diet Mentality?

Having Trouble Letting Go of Diet Mentality?

Many clients I work with have been chronic, life-long dieters and even if they’re satisfied with their weight and not currently dieting, they have difficulty giving up the diet mentality.It makes sense–many of us were raised in a culture where we were encouraged to weigh and measure our food and our bodies and count calories, […]

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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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