Emotional Eating

How Does A Negative Body Image Affect Your Weight…and Life?

A Quick Body Image Quiz When you eat a large meal and feel too full, do you start to think you’re fat? When you’re in a bad mood, do you usually mentally criticize your body? When you wear something unflattering, do you tend to blame it on your body size or shape? Do you often find yourself thinking negatively about […] Read more »

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Managing Food Cravings: Healthy Weight Loss for Women

When we think we’re dealing with carbohydrate cravings, a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity suggests we’re really just craving calories. But not just any source of calories…something that has a lot of them. We’re hungry, and we want something to satisfy. As we all know, that’s usually not a carrot stick. The study was part of a larger one that looked […] Read more »

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Perfectionism: Its Joys and Perils

Perfectionism Can Be A Double-Edged Sword It has the capacity to provide either great joy and personal growth … or misery. A key to perfectionism is not to eliminate this gift, but to harness its energy as a positive force. Why Perfectionism is Great Perfectionism can be a positive force that can provide the driving energy which leads to great […] Read more »

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Stress, Cortisol and Weight Gain: Is Stress Sabotaging Your Weight and Health?

Weight Concerns: A Top Stress Producer for Women A recent survey showed Americans find personal health a much more stressful topic than even a year ago. What many of us don’t realize (and what scientists are just starting to understand) is that dieting, the most common approach to managing weight concerns for Americans, doesn’t offer any real answers for the majority of us. […] Read more »

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Tips for Improving Body Image for Women

When we don’t feel good about our bodies, we treat them in ways that perpetuate our weight and eating struggles.  We diet…and binge. We binge…and hate ourselves and our bodies. We over-exercise to compensate…and then we injure ourselves. We do it all…and burn out. Self care is not part of this equation. It’s odd that starting to feel better about […] Read more »

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