Category Archives: emotional eating

The many (unhelpful) ways we use food

If you’re an emotional eater, like me, you may have noticed that you use food for reasons other than nourishment. I’m five years into my recovery from emotional eating, thanks to coaching, and I’m still learning about all the games … Continue reading

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People-pleasing can be hazardous to your waistline

Losing weight my way means you connect to your body and you learn how to nourish yourself with foods that truly fuel you. Foods that feel vitalizing and energizing. And you learn to choose to say no to foods that … Continue reading

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Do you ever eat because you’re lonely?

My client told me that she ate three chocolate bars because she was lonely. I asked her why she was feeling lonely. She told me that her husband was out of town, and had been travelling quite a bit lately. … Continue reading

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I chose crying in a restaurant over eating the entire menu.

Last week, I told you how I had lost five pounds by eating only when I was hungry and stopping as soon as I was satisfied. For a recovering emotional eater like me, this means being willing to allow my … Continue reading

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Do you want to lose five pounds easily this week?

I lost 5 pounds this week. Easily. Here’s what I did: Every time I felt a slight sensation of hunger, I ate. Whatever I wanted. Every time I felt a slight sensation of fullness I stopped eating. Whatever I wanted. … Continue reading

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Are you here? For you?

I’m reflecting on probably the most calming thing I heard last year. My Grad School and I committed to a Six Month Challenge in August. We each chose a goal and outcome and we’re working towards it by studying our … Continue reading

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Does Halloween scare you?

(Second time today – I hope you’re happy to see me in your inbox again! When I posted earlier today about the benefits of cleansing, I had forgotten (wishful thinking?) that it was Halloween tonight. I’m hopeful that I can … Continue reading

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Wanna know the third best weight loss secret in the universe?

Make every bite count. Actually, this may be the only weight loss secret you need. Seriously. I have to call it the third best, because I’ve already shared the first and second best, but this may eclipse them all. Make. … Continue reading

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How can you use your creative mind to lose weight?

Here’s one brilliant way: Bev I thought about you after my run yesterday and wanted to tell you that your blog post  about riding your bicycle when you were a little out of shape really inspired me to get my … Continue reading

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Why do I keep eating when I’m uncomfortably full?

We reach for more food when we’ve eaten so much that we feel physically uncomfortable. We think that more food is what we want. Does this sound familiar to you? It comes up a lot in my coaching practice, so I’m … Continue reading

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