Tag:emotional eating
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?

22 05, 2014

Ending Emotional Eating, and The Transformative Art of Self-Care: Part I

By | May 22nd, 2014|Emotional Eating, Running|8 Comments

In-depth discussion of self-care: what it is, what makes it so difficult, why it's so difficult to commit to for many, and how we can come out better in the end.

6 05, 2014

Stop Defeating Your Weight Loss Efforts Before You Begin

By | May 6th, 2014|It's All Mental, My Journey, Running|39 Comments

On talking yourself out of wanting to losing weight, and why this mentality never helps.

5 05, 2014

The Case Against Clean Eating — Wait, What?

By | May 5th, 2014|Clean Eating Boot Camp, Clean Eating Boot Camp 2013, Food 101, Healthy Eating|19 Comments

All the reasons in the world why clean eating is a myth, a joke, blah blah blah.

28 03, 2014

What Does “It’s Fine In Moderation” Really Mean?

By | March 28th, 2014|Clean Eating Boot Camp|35 Comments

The idea of "fine in moderation," quite frankly... is bull. That's right. I said it.

27 03, 2014

Black Women, Our Bodies & Perceptions of Beauty: “White Girl Stuff”

By | March 27th, 2014|Standards of Black Beauty|50 Comments

For some reason, eating healthy is often brushed off and regarded as a "white people thing..."

28 02, 2014

Q&A Wednesday: Halloween Candy And Emotional Eaters Don’t Mix!

By | February 28th, 2014|Q&A Wednesday|5 Comments

Q: Erika, I've accepted that I'm an emotional eater. I'm getting my kids used to not having unhealthy snacks in the house... I just don't know what to do about Halloween!

13 02, 2014

My Personal Guide To Getting Through The Holidays

By | February 13th, 2014|Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|16 Comments

I'm not gonna lie — I hate this time of year. Sure, I love the family gatherings, the reminiscing, and the making of new memories... but damn, can we do it without it surrounding food? It takes a giant pot luck holiday and the promise of a full tummy to bring everyone together? Cold game! [...]

28 01, 2014

Avoiding That Starving Feeling

By | January 28th, 2014|Clean Eating Boot Camp, Healthy Eating|30 Comments

When I first began phasing processed foods out of my life, the most difficult part was the fact that I always felt hungry. Sure, I was eating three square meals a day, but I was always starving. I mean, we're talking "OMG I HAVEN'T EATEN IN 3 MONTHS (or hours, whatever) I'M GONNA DIEEEEE" starving, [...]

14 01, 2014

The Case Against… Juice?

By | January 14th, 2014|Clean Eating Boot Camp, What Are You Eating?|53 Comments

Why I made the decision to give up drinking juice, and how I've benefited from it.

9 01, 2014

On Enabling Myself: Hiding Junk Food Around The House

By | January 9th, 2014|It's All Mental|29 Comments

Once upon a time... long, long ago... I can remember going to the grocery and buying a 4-pack of coffee drinks. I'd bring them into the house, not let anyone know I bought them and hide them in my bedroom. They wouldn't last throughout the whole day. I'd even say that they probably [...]

9 01, 2014

The Four-Week Plan For Curbing Your Sugar Addiction

By | January 9th, 2014|It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|40 Comments

A four-step plan for defeating a sugar addiction.

23 12, 2013

The Calorie Counting vs. Intuitive Eating Debate

By | December 23rd, 2013|It's All Mental|42 Comments

Discussing intuitive eating against calorie counting.

2 12, 2013

How Racism (and Other Stressors) Might Be Affecting Your Health

By | December 2nd, 2013|Social Construct|11 Comments

"People at a social disadvantage are more likely to experience stress from racism. And they are less likely to have the resources to extinguish this stress, because they are at a social disadvantage."

19 11, 2013

Can Food Addicts Retrain Their Brains?

By | November 19th, 2013|It's All Mental|3 Comments

Dr. Peeke's new book, and learning to literally retrain your brain.

22 10, 2013

5 Ways to Identify and Reject Sabotage

By | October 22nd, 2013|It's All Mental|48 Comments

Dealing with sabotage from friends, co-workers... and ourselves.

21 10, 2013

Q&A Wednesday: Do You EVER Indulge?

By | October 21st, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|13 Comments

Q: Erika do you find anything wrong if on occassion you just want that scoop of ice cream or to try a small piece of cake…

18 10, 2013

The Difference Between Enjoying Eating and Emotional Eating

By | October 18th, 2013|Clean Eating Boot Camp, It's All Mental|20 Comments

Eating emotionally is about hiding from a very prominent problem in your food...

4 10, 2013

The 5 BGG2WL Clean Eating Commandments

By | October 4th, 2013|Food 101, Friday 5|7 Comments

My food philosophy, demystified.

30 09, 2013

Q&A Wednesday: Dealing With Emotional Eating

By | September 30th, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|13 Comments

Q: How did you deal with your emotional issues on your journey?