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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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Why Losing Weight Is Not A Quick Process

Do you constantly ask yourself why losing weight is so difficult? Many of my clients lament the weight loss process. They want results and they want them yesterday. Let me ask you, how well has the “quick fix” or “miracle weight loss” product has worked in the past? It hasn’t. There are many reasons for […]

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