What have I learned while recovering from my emotional eating habit?
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.
On talking yourself out of wanting to losing weight, and why this mentality never helps.
All the reasons in the world why clean eating is a myth, a joke, blah blah blah.
The idea of "fine in moderation," quite frankly... is bull. That's right. I said it.
For some reason, eating healthy is often brushed off and regarded as a "white people thing..."
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!
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! [...]
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, [...]
Why I made the decision to give up drinking juice, and how I've benefited from it.
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 [...]
A four-step plan for defeating a sugar addiction.
Discussing intuitive eating against calorie counting.
"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."
Dr. Peeke's new book, and learning to literally retrain your brain.
Dealing with sabotage from friends, co-workers... and ourselves.
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…
Eating emotionally is about hiding from a very prominent problem in your food...
My food philosophy, demystified.
Q: How did you deal with your emotional issues on your journey?