Two separate studies show that food affects mood in ways we rarely acknowledge. Is it time to change the way we think about food?
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 🙁
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!
Five things that I think we should remember when it comes to making ourselves better kitchen dynamos.
“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.”
Q: Erika, love the blog. I see lots of posts about clean eating but what exactly is it?
Ending Emotional Eating, and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Strength in Sensitivity
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.…
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…
Ending Emotional Eating, and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Everybody Needs “Me Time”
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: What Does Freedom Look Like?
What does freedom from emotional eating look like? Do we have our sights set on the right goal?
That’s right. I said it. Death to her. We can host her funeral right here. I’ll chip in for some orchids.
Q: Have you seen this? A new eating disorder, orthorexia, is a fixation on eating “too healthy”.
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…
Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Guilt, Blame, and Forgiveness
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?
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…
Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Big Girls Totally Cry
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.