Tag Archives: loneliness and overeating
Happy International No Diet Day

Happy International No Diet Day

I bet you didn’t know that today is International No Diet Day. Well it is, and its observed annually on May 6th. It’s a day dedicated to raise awareness regarding the dangers of dieting and to celebrate body acceptance and body shape diversity. Despite the entrenchment of the diet mentality in our culture, research demonstrates that diets don’t […]

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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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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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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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Loneliness and emotional eating–Part II

Chronic loneliness is a symptom and signal that you are disconnected from one or more of the three main sources of soul nourishment and sustenance: Self, Others and Spirituality.  Some level of a positive connection to all three sources is essential for good emotional and physical health.  In Part I of this article, I addressed Self-connection and […]

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Loneliness and emotional eating–Part I

My client Alexis (name-changed), a forty-four year old web designer, has been single her entire life.  Without partner or child, she often feels invisible at social gatherings filled with couples and families.  Her parents passed away in the last few years and as an only child without much extended family, she often feels a painful, overwhelming and […]

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