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!
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 :(
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.'
We all need a little sen...si...ti...vi...ty.
Gotta remember to take that me time: here's what it does for me, and why it's so necessary.
Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: The Restorative Properties of Healing
What does it mean to heal? What can it do for you? What does healing mean for the emotional eater?
What does freedom from emotional eating look like? Do we have our sights set on the right goal?
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 [...]
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?
"If anyone has the history to be considered damaged beyond repair, it would be me."
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.
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.
How stock in Duracell helped me become a better person. Just kidding! Sort of.
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?
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.
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.
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.
What have I learned while recovering from my emotional eating habit?
Binge eating as a form of stress relief isn't harmful because "it can make you fat;" it's harmful because it reinforces the pattern of addiction - seeking out external stimuli to serve as a release from stress, as opposed to dealing with stress head-on.