Consistency Trumps Intensity

Consistency Trumps Intensity

Consistency trumps intensity and novelty.What does that mean? I hear over and over how my patients are able to stick with a new (novel) eating plan, exercise routine or (fill in the blank) for only a short time then they are off to something new (novel). Many tend to...
Overcoming Food Shame

Overcoming Food Shame

Food shame is common in individuals with binge eating, food addiction, emotional or stress eating.  Certain foods are more prone to being a source of shame and can lead to overeating and binging.  How do the keto diet, paleo diet or intermittent fasting lead to food...
I’ve been sick.  How are you?

I’ve been sick. How are you?

The past few weeks have been difficult for many people, myself included.  I’m reaching out to you now because I also know that if you have binge eating disorder, food addiction or you are an emotional or stress eater, this may be a particularly difficult time to...
Emotions, Food and the Body

Emotions, Food and the Body

If you are an emotional overeater, this problem probably began early in your life. As a child, if you were not taught to manage your emotions, you may be at higher risk for engaging in emotional eating as an adult. Or if you had difficulty postponing gratification as...
What am I really hungry for?

What am I really hungry for?

Many people feel their emotions are overwhelming while other people may have completely shut down any access to their emotions and even have trouble identifying what they  are feeling. Both reactions to emotional pain are two sides of the same coin—attempts to escape...