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Can Emotional Overeating Affect Your Sex Drive?

Can Emotional Overeating Affect Your Sex Drive?

We humans are pleasure seekers. In fact, in order to ensure our survival, there are mechanisms embedded in our genes that “wire” us to seek pleasure, avoid pain and conserve energy. Unfortunately, since nature’s plan for guiding us towards survival and reproduction is a system dependent on what feels good, the door is wide open […]

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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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Gain Self-Care Skills, Lose the Weight

Gain Self-Care Skills, Lose the Weight

It makes me crazy when I hear supposed weight loss experts preach that the road to weight loss begins and ends with calorie counting, daily weigh-ins and intense workout regimens. This kind of advice couldn’t be farther from the truth and, in fact, it encourages us not to listen to the wisdom of our bodies. You were […]

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Resolve to be kind to and patient with yourself this New Year

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year about losing weight, getting in shape or stopping your emotional eating?  If your like most Americans, you made one or more resolutions along those lines.  And now, almost two weeks into the new year, you may be wondering where all those good intentions have gone. I’ve […]

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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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Spiritual Depletion and Emotional Eating–Part II

You may be sensing that some deeper longing or hunger within you is fueling your emotional eating.  How do you know if your emotional eating represents a yearning for spiritual connection and nourishment?  In Part I of this article, I suggested that spiritual depletion may be experienced as a restlessness or sense of unease, discontent […]

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