Emotional Eating
27 01, 2017

5 Tips to Help You Avoid the ‘Trump 20’

By | January 27th, 2017|Emotional Eating|0 Comments

I'm calling this the "Trump 20." As in, The Freshman 15? This is the 20lbs you gain from eating your "I'm watching the news and OH MY GOD THIS IS THE NEW AMERICAN KLEPTOCRACY" feelings. The Trump 20. I'm callin' it now.

31 10, 2016

How to Handle Halloween Candy in the House

By | October 31st, 2016|Emotional Eating, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Do you struggle with willpower during the Halloween candy dash? Can't keep your hands out of your kids' trick-or-treat candy? Here's a few tips to help you avoid the candy stress!

26 10, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: How Can I Stop Midnight Cravings?

By | October 26th, 2016|Emotional Eating, Q&A Wednesday|2 Comments

Q: I come home late from work, around 12 in the morning and I always crave rice! I will eat bowls of plain rice with soy sauce or whatever I can find in the kitchen! I'm pretty sure this is the cause for my weight gain. I've tried preparing meals ahead of time but I will still reach for the rice AFTER i eat the planned meal. Help :(

9 08, 2016

Can You Lose Weight—and Keep it Off—On a Diet?

By | August 9th, 2016|Emotional Eating, Fat Loss|0 Comments

An essay published in the NYT says no, and I agree...but for very different reasons. The deal on diets, weight loss, and 'set points.'

4 03, 2015

Ending Emotional Eating, and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Strength in Sensitivity

By | March 4th, 2015|Emotional Eating|7 Comments

We all need a little sen...si...ti...vi...ty.

28 02, 2015

Erika’s Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

By | February 28th, 2015|Emotional Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|3 Comments

How to avoid gaining 5, 10, or even 15 pounds during the holiday season.

31 01, 2015

Ending Emotional Eating, and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Everybody Needs “Me Time”

By | January 31st, 2015|Emotional Eating|2 Comments

Gotta remember to take that me time: here's what it does for me, and why it's so necessary.

27 01, 2015

Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: The Restorative Properties of Healing

By | January 27th, 2015|Emotional Eating|2 Comments

What does it mean to heal? What can it do for you? What does healing mean for the emotional eater?

20 01, 2015

Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: What Does Freedom Look Like?

By | January 20th, 2015|Emotional Eating|6 Comments

What does freedom from emotional eating look like? Do we have our sights set on the right goal?

18 12, 2014

Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Letting Go

By | December 18th, 2014|Emotional Eating|1 Comment

My last entry in this series was rough, I know. It was a lot to digest, but I hope the point was clear: none of us are perfect. And in one way or another, we've all been bit by a bug that has changed us, sometimes for the worse, and we have to fight for [...]

25 09, 2014

5 Things That Happen To Your Body After You Give Up Refined Sugar

By | September 25th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Emotional Eating, Healthy Eating|16 Comments

While you're cutting added sugars, you might experience a few added benefits along the way that you weren't expecting. And what would those be, Erika?

28 08, 2014

Ending Emotional Eating, and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: On Being Damaged Beyond Repair

By | August 28th, 2014|Emotional Eating|4 Comments

"If anyone has the history to be considered damaged beyond repair, it would be me."

15 08, 2014

5 Reasons to Give Up the Sugar for Good

By | August 15th, 2014|Did You Know, Emotional Eating, Food 101, Friday 5|3 Comments

I'm going to make a completely convincing argument as to why you need to give up the sugar. Like, go clean out your cabinets. Now.

31 07, 2014

Ending Emotional Eating, and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: The Value of Community

By | July 31st, 2014|Emotional Eating|1 Comment

Where shame makes you want to hide, community reminds you that you are human, and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

10 07, 2014

Ending Emotional Eating, and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: On Celibacy and Self-Love

By | July 10th, 2014|Emotional Eating|6 Comments

How stock in Duracell helped me become a better person. Just kidding! Sort of.

26 06, 2014

Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Guilt, Blame, and Forgiveness

By | June 26th, 2014|Emotional Eating|8 Comments

What do you do when you've had an emotional eating episode? Do you shame yourself and slide back down the spiral? Or do you climb out, stronger than ever?

19 06, 2014

Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Grieving Without Food

By | June 19th, 2014|Emotional Eating|9 Comments

Realizing that you need a plan for dealing with grief, as an emotional eater in recovery, so that you don't resort to bad habits to get you through the pain.

12 06, 2014

Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Big Girls Totally Cry

By | June 12th, 2014|Emotional Eating|1 Comment

Big girls don't cry? Yeah, right. They cry, sob, snot up their t-shirts and bedsheets, and then they get up and get on with life.

5 06, 2014

Ending Emotional Eating, and The Transformative Art of Self-Care: The Dangers of Auto-Pilot

By | June 5th, 2014|Emotional Eating|1 Comment

What auto-pilot does to the emotional eater, and why it's important to remember that the fight against returning to old habits is never-ending.

30 05, 2014

What Does “Recovering” From Emotional Eating Feel Like?

By | May 30th, 2014|#ScaleFreeSummer, Emotional Eating, Food 101, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, My Journey|20 Comments

What have I learned while recovering from my emotional eating habit?