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My Favorite Trauma Books

What does childhood trauma have to do with eating? Everything!! When we don’t have our basic needs met in childhood, food becomes a powerful tool and ally for survival. If we aren’t physically or emotionally safe in childhood, food often becomes one of the only things we can control or use to escape. When food […]

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To Stop Binge Eating, Try Self-Compassion

Binge eating and self-compassion seem like they don’t belong in the same sentence. Anyone who struggles with binge eating probably struggles significantly with self-compassion and regularly engages in negative self-talk. Calling themselves names, beating themselves up and using shame based tactics in an effort “to get back on track” is often what comes after the […]

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What Need Does Food Fill?

If hunger isn’t the problem, food isn’t the solution. Easier said than done when it comes to emotional eating, right?! When you have struggled with emotional eating for years, food seems to be the solution for any emotion, even the positive kind (celebration anyone?). Why does this happen? More importantly, how do you do it […]

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Not Just Overeating- Binge Eating Disorder

My specialty is Binge Eating Disorder. Since February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month, I wanted to tell you a little more about it. When it comes to diagnosing BED, these are the DSM criteria: Recurrent episodes of binge eating. An episode of binge eating is characterized by both of the following: Eating, in a discrete period […]

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Stop Eating Your Stress!

Stress eating is very effective. This is because we can’t simultaneously engage our Sympathetic Nervous System (stress response) and our parasympathetic nervous system (eating response). If you eat when you are stressed, you will calm down….temporarily. You will also build a connection in your brain that says, “I’m stressed. Cookies take stress away. Yes. I […]

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