Posts tagged recovery

Trigger Foods: To Eat or Not to Eat? That is One Reader's Question

We’ve talked a lot around here about what triggers binges: stress, loneliness, keeping quiet when we want to speak out. But some emotional eaters—and researchers too—believe that certain… More 

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8 Ways to Defend Against a Binge

Today I thought I’d share a few ways that I personally set up for “defense” against a binge or emotional overeating. These are a few of the strategies… More 

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Does Trying to Control Your Emotions Lead to Out-of-Control Eating?

I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to things like emotions, I’m a bit of a control freak. I’m not necessarily afraid of feeling things… More 

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Peer Pressure to Eat (or Drink) Things You Don’t Want

“Let’s order a buffalo chicken calzone!” “Uhh, well, I don’t know, I don’t think….” “C’mon, split one with me! You know you want to, they’re SO good.” “Umm,… More 

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What's Your Advice For This Binge-Eater?

Hi all. This 20-year-old reader sent me an e-mail asking not only for my help, but for all of yours. She feels really stuck in a cycle… More 

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Ever Wish There Was an Instant Fix For Your Food Problems?

Recently, I have been involved in helping a friend seek out ways to make some important and necessary changes in her life (this includes seeing a trained therapist,… More 

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What To Do When Diets Stop Working

“For every diet there is an equal and opposite binge.” —Geneen Roth Most emotional eaters or binge eaters get to a point where their old faithful quick-fix—dieting—stops working.… More 

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Some (Not-So-Obvious) Things I've Done to Be At Peace With Food and My Body

I’ve filled up five whole moleskin journals over the course of a year (that’s a lot of pages) with my thoughts, worries, goals, rants, whining, etc. It always… More 

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Food Diaries: Ever Used One? Helpful or Harmful?

A new reader left a comment the other day asking about food diaries: “I would love to hear more…concerning food logs. I’m wondering if food logs are… More 

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31 Ways to Interrupt the Urge to Binge

For me in the past, sometimes the immediate feelings of a binge are something that can be distracted away until I can then later calmly figure out what… More 

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