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Emotional Eating and Weight Management: Navigating the Connection

By Marion Holt August 28, 2023

Emotional eating, the tendency to use food as a coping mechanism for emotional distress, can significantly impact weight management efforts. Understanding the intricate relationship between emotional eating and weight management…

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Addressing Emotional Eating with Mindfulness, Awareness and Compassion

By Marion Holt July 29, 2023

Emotional eating, the tendency to use food as a coping mechanism for emotional distress, can disrupt our relationship with food and hinder our overall well-being. However, mindfulness, a practice that cultivates present-moment…

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What’s the Difference Between Emotional Eating, Eating Addiction and Food Addiction?

By Marion Holt June 27, 2023

Food is not just fuel for our bodies; it often serves as a source of comfort, pleasure, and even emotional support. However, when our relationship with food becomes problematic, it can lead to various concerns such as emotional eating, eating addiction…

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Emotional Eating 101 – Back to the Basics

By Robin Ola June 11, 2023

We throw around the term ‘emotional eating’ a lot. Sometimes we even act like it is some kind of affliction that we contracted or is part of our personality. We say things like, “I have always been an emotional eater” or “I always eat when I am ____,” filling in the blank…

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10 Signs of Emotional Eating and Strategies to Break Free

By Marion Holt May 29, 2023

Emotional eating is a common coping mechanism where we turn to food for comfort during times of stress, sadness, or boredom. It leads us to consume food in response to emotions, especially negative emotions, instead of hunger…

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Test Your Sensitivity to Stress to Control Your Emotional Eating

By Marion Holt April 18, 2023

Have you ever found yourself rushing to food after a difficult day at work or learning some bad news? Sensitivity to stress is your ability to resist or, on the contrary, to generate severe reactions to stress depending on the situation you have to deal with…

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How It Feels to Live with Emotional Eating

By Marion Holt March 16, 2023

As far as I can remember, I have always relied on food to be able to make it through the day without breaking down. I have always been overweight, and I was affected by severe obesity for much of my adult life. I reached out to everyone…

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Want to Stop Emotional Eating? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

By Shari Broder November 23, 2022

Have you ever thought about the tiny number of things over which we have actual control? There are so many things in life that go on regardless of us actually ‘doing’ anything to make them happen…

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Why the Solution to Emotional Eating Over 60 Is Self-Love, Not Diets

By Cassie Christopher October 31, 2021

If you’ve ever reached for food for reasons other than satisfying your hunger, it’s likely you’ve struggled with emotional eating. And if you’ve been on this planet long enough, you’re bound to hear some terrible advice about how to manage it…

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3 Critical Steps to Overcoming Emotional Eating After 60

By Peg Doyle March 19, 2020

I think we would all agree that eating well is key to health and a healthy weight. But getting to the eating well part isn’t just about the food. If it were, we would have far fewer overweight people today. Read More