Tag:emotional eating
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 :(

1 09, 2015

5 Articles That Will Change the Way You Look at the Food You Eat

By | September 1st, 2015|Healthy Eating|1 Comment

Click each link, read each article - hell, print them out and whip out a highlighter (I'm notorious for that) - and soak up the knowledge!

29 04, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Becoming A Great Cook

By | April 29th, 2015|Cook It Yourself, It's All Mental|40 Comments

Five things that I think we should remember when it comes to making ourselves better kitchen dynamos.

11 03, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: I Want to Get Fit but I’m Depressed!

By | March 11th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|5 Comments

"I am so depressed and I have no motivation. I want to be sexy for my husband, well for ME, but I must LOVE food and sugar more then I love myself."

4 03, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: What IS Clean Eating, Anyway?

By | March 4th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|20 Comments

Q: Erika, love the blog. I see lots of posts about clean eating but what exactly is it?

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.

3 03, 2015

Overeating: Comparable To Drug Use, Cause of Mental Illness?

By | March 3rd, 2015|Health News|16 Comments

Science discovers food addiction.. in other news, water is wet.

17 02, 2015

Telling A Tale of Stress and Emotional Eating

By | February 17th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating|32 Comments

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, in a land not very far from your home... lived mankind. No fast cars, no shiny structures, no skyscrapers, nothing. Just man.. rock... and animals. See, this worked for man because his only task was to hunt wildlife, and gather his kill for his family. [...]

13 02, 2015

Women, Food, God… and Oprah?

By | February 13th, 2015|Health On The Small Screen|11 Comments

Yesterday, I was able to catch a glimpse of an episode of Oprah's show, where she featured (read: sold) a book by the name of "Women, Food and God." I mean, take a look at the commercial above - talk about heavy-handed. I don't usually get to watch too much daytime TV because my TV [...]

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.

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?

12 12, 2014

Death to “The Strong Black Woman”

By | December 12th, 2014|Social Construct|38 Comments

That's right. I said it. Death to her. We can host her funeral right here. I'll chip in for some orchids.

31 10, 2014

Q&A Wednesday: Is Clean Eating An Eating Disorder?

By | October 31st, 2014|Q&A Wednesday|9 Comments

Q: Have you seen this? A new eating disorder, orthorexia, is a fixation on eating "too healthy".

27 10, 2014

Get Life: The Hidden Eating Disorder in the Black Community

By | October 27th, 2014|Out and About, The Op-Eds|11 Comments

What we never talk about - much to my dismay - is an eating disorder that is not only far more prevalent in mainstream society, but in the Black community specifically...

23 09, 2014

How Clean Eating Saved My Life

By | September 23rd, 2014|#ScaleFreeBaby, Clean Eating Boot Camp, Food 101, Healthy Eating, The Op-Eds|11 Comments

A very long story about how clean eating gave me my life back.

22 07, 2014

What, Exactly, Is Emotional Eating?

By | July 22nd, 2014|It's All Mental|29 Comments

A crash course in identifying and defeating emotional eating.

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?

12 06, 2014

Handling Unsolicited Advice and “Big Girl Guilt”

By | June 12th, 2014|It's All Mental|38 Comments

In the comments section of yesterday's post, I got this: So my friends take me out for sushi to celebrate (’cause we do go out to eat!). I’m enjoying an eel roll and seaweed salad when the friend of a good friend begins to go off about taking the fat girl out to eat, and [...]

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.