‘Food Addiction’

Responding to the Twinkie Apocalypse

By Robyn Priebe on 11/26/2012

“There’s a box of Twinkies in that grocery store. Not just any box of Twinkies, the last box of Twinkies that anyone will enjoy in the whole universe. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. Some day very soon, life’s little Twinkie gauge is gonna go… empty.” - “Zombieland” Rumors abound that Twinkies may be no more, so what’s […] Read more »

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Are You Addicted to Food? Maybe It Deserves a Second Look

By Marsha Hudnall on 10/12/2012

I had the pleasure of attending the annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics this past week where, among other things, I took a workshop on food photography.  Now if I can only find the time to focus (bad pun intended) on that. But that’s not what I wanted to write about today. Rather, I wanted to share […] Read more »

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What is Emotional Eating? 3 Ways to Find Real Comfort

By Darla Breckenridge on 10/01/2012

What is emotional eating?  Emotional eating is an attempt to help yourself feel better or not feel. If you are an emotional eater you know there are many things can trigger emotional eating. Here are some of the reasons women at our healthy weight loss spa emotionally eat: Tired Anxious Bored Habit Self-loathing Numbing Self Soothing Comfort  and more…. Today […] Read more »

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Fat Body Talk

By Darla Breckenridge on 08/20/2012

#%@t talk is often the way we think and talk about our bodies.  Negative self talk leads to emotional eating and that combination makes it almost impossible to live life fully. How then to befriend your body? 6-word memoirs about your body is a place to start. This is a creative, enjoyable exercise to think about your body differently. NPRBooks […] Read more »

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Binge Thinking

By Darla Breckenridge on 08/13/2012

Binge thinking is when  you start thinking about what other people are thinking about you..especially your body. The invitation to use food to numb out begins.  Binge thinking frequently leads to binge eating. Instead of negative self talk in your own head you project what you are thinking about yourself into someone else’s mind. Saying things to yourself, often again […] Read more »

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