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Overeating, Overweight but Undernourished?

If you’re like most of my clients, you may be wondering how it’s possible to be routinely snacking and overeating at meals, and yet be malnourished. After all, you’re getting plenty of calories, right? The problem is that the standard American diet is calorie, or energy dense, but nutrient poor—not enough phytonutrients (from plants), vitamins,

Ten Strategies to Curb Holiday Overindulging

Set the best intention, overeat, shame and guilt yourself, repeat. Despite our best intentions, many of us find ourselves routinely overeating at meals, snacking mindlessly, or bingeing regularly. It's a familiar pattern that seems to end in weight gain for many of us every year, especially during the holidays. With the last two weeks of

The Weight of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when most of us overeat. It’s just what we do on this holiday, right? Snack, overeat, repeat. Even though we're a bit uncomfortable by the end of the day, it’s okay. We’re celebrating and giving thanks for the abundance of food on our tables and the family and friends in our

Handling Post-Halloween Sugar Cravings

Do you have leftover bags of candy and treats after Halloween?  If so, you're probably debating whether to throw it all out or put it in the freezer and save it for later. You certainly don't want to eat that much candy now, you know it's not good for you (or your children), but perhaps

Five Tips to Avoid Halloween Hangovers

For many emotional eaters, the holiday season's over indulgences begin with Halloween. The sheer volume of candy and delectable treats lining supermarket and drugstore shelves and home pantries is in itself downright spooky! And to add insult to injury, candy is being handed out everywhere you turn. Candy manufacturers seem to be oblivious to the

Do You Tend to Overeat When the Days get Shorter?

At this time of year, many of my clients come in complaining of the shorter, darker days. Understandably so. It's not just that the summer has ended and the longer, lazier days are behind us. With this particular season change, those who suffer from mild to moderate mood disorders (especially depressive and bipolar) can all

Are You Truly Motivated to Stop Emotional Eating?

Of course you want to end your emotional eating.  Yesterday, thank you.  And while you say that you feel motivated to give it the boot, somehow you lose hold of that motivation most days and find yourself grabbing those cookies or that bag of chips, or going for seconds.  Perhaps you've convinced yourself that you're weak-willed, undisciplined or just

Mastering the Skill of Self-Regulation

Have you ever wondered why some people can keep many of their favorite comfort foods in the house, eat a small portion at a time, and save the rest for later? Perhaps they even forget that they bought those special imported cookies or chocolates and, God forbid, they go stale. Those same folks can go

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 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 what

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