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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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Emotional Eating 101 – Back to the Basics

By Robin Ola June 05, 2021

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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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

Want to Stop Emotional Eating? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

By Shari Broder November 10, 2019

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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How to Stop Emotional Eating – Start with Your Mindset!

By Margaret Manning January 30, 2014

When I was in college I had a lot on my mind. Looking back, it seems like I was worried about just about everything in my life. So, every morning, over-stressed and sleep deprived, I would order a cup of coffee and a huge cinnamon bun, dripping with icing. I would devour my 800-calorie “breakfast” in less than five minutes. Honestly, it was almost an addiction. Read More

Struggling with Overeating Because of Emotional Stressors?

By Lori Butler November 15, 2021

Kitty, age 64, carried a shameful secret since retiring early – she had become an overeater. She had worked in Los Angeles as newspaper editor most of her adult life. Her average work weeks were 60-plus hours. She had a love-hate relationship…

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Defeating Loneliness and Making Friends Requires You to Take Emotional Risks

By Margaret Manning January 26, 2016

By the time we reach our 60th birthday, most of us have experienced our fair share of heart-break and disappointment. Some of us have gone through a divorce. Others have simply learned the hard way that not everyone can be trusted with our feelings. Is it any wonder that we are cautious about letting new people into our lives? Read More

Why Do I Feel Bad After I Eat? Understanding and Healing Guilt and Shame After Eating

By Cassie Christopher January 19, 2022

Many of your food struggles likely come from an activated nervous system that is driving powerful cravings. This nervous system activation may be related to current stress or past trauma, but either way it is impacting how you feel after eating…

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Top 4 New Year’s Resolutions for Emotional Eaters over 60 in 2022

By Cassie Christopher December 28, 2021

You know how you create a New Year’s resolution to eat better but then as the year goes on, the stress eating picks up and you can’t resist the siren call of sweets? There is a good reason this happens to you, and it has nothing to do with willpower…

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How to Manage Your Emotions Instead of Eating to Avoid Them

By Shari Broder December 22, 2021

We’re all feeling such an array of emotions this year. If you’ve been eating to avoid the discomfort of some of them, then you’ve likely gained weight. What you’re doing is emotional eating, and that is the biggest cause of overeating…

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