Food addiction, like addiction to drugs or alcohol, often begins as a way to manage stress, turn up the volume on pleasant emotions (like happiness or comfort), or dampen uncomfortable feelings (like anxiety, anger, or sadness). Since 2010, researchers at Yale...
What to do after binge eating?

What to do after binge eating?

It’s been a tough day, week, month!  You’ve been struggling with your eating behaviors and you’ve been upset that you’ve starting binging more often.  Things had been going well for awhile and you thought you had the binging under control.  You...
You don’t know what you don’t know

You don’t know what you don’t know

Awareness is not enough.  Implicit bias makes it acceptable to discriminate against people for race but also for size, sexual orientation, age and abilities.  You may have a hard time identifying with bias based on skin color, but maybe you’re in one of the...
I overeat because I just love food!

I overeat because I just love food!

Have you ever heard someone say: “The reason I overeat, is because I just love food”? I hear this a lot from my patients with food and body image issues. But when you think about it – food doesn’t taste any better if you eat just enough versus...
Shall I tell you what I find most beautiful about you?

Shall I tell you what I find most beautiful about you?

The question above comes from the 1984 movie “Starman” and has stuck in my mind because the answer to that question is what exemplifies what makes Americans great. Protests about the death of George Floyd and the COVID-19 pandemic may be triggering your binge eating,...