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Articles tagged emotional eating

Why We Overeat

How was your Thanskgiving holiday? Still eating leftovers? There was a time in my life when the holidays (or any social ocassions, for that matter) were tacit permission for free-rein eating. I would eat as much as I could until I reached the point of physical pain. The discomfort of being too full was the only thing that stopped me from cotinuing to eat. I rarely do this anymore, but I found myself back there on Thanksgiving night last week. Justin…
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The Truth Behind Self-Sabotage

Ever find yourself perplexed as to why you do the thing you later wished you didn’t do? You know that it goes against everything you want, and yet you still do it. Why? It may be that you hit the snooze button so many times you end up skipping your workout… It may be that you find zero willpower to pass on the cookie once it’s in front of you, even though you’ll be hating yourself for it afterwards… It…
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The hidden reason behind your health challenge…

… is your emotion.  Have you ever thought of that or looked into this? Most people have no idea how their emotions are affecting their health. Do you? Our western approaches to physical and mental health certainly have no clue.  Doctors look at the body as if they were looking at a car. They are the mechanics of our bodies. They look at organs, hormones, bones, brain, etc. Very rare is the doctor who asks how you’re feeling about your job, your marriage or if…
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Showin’ Your Heart Some Lovin’ – Part 2: The Link to Emotions

In our last issue I addressed the subject of nutrition for a healthy heart, especially because so much of what we see in the mainstream is leading people in the wrong direction. The conversation about healthy hearts would be incomplete if we didn’t address the subject of emotional health. We tend to hold a somewhat mechanical view of the body, as if it were a car. When we think of health, we think: medicine, vaccines, exercise, food, rest; probably in that…
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Why The Heart Longs for Food & Indulgence

Why is it so difficult to stay with a healthy routine when people around you are eating and drinking everything that is SO delicious, but not that good for you? Are you asking yourself this question? I am. I experienced this over the past month with my mother visiting from Venezuela for the holidays. Over the course of her stay, we were first indulging because she had just arrived and we were celebrating. Then we were indulging because it was…
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Feel-Good Thanksgiving Dinner

I love Thanksgiving dinner! I love sharing with family, I love sharing what I’m thankful for and I love, love, LOVE the food! If you know me, this will not surprise you. I love food. I also believe that we can thoroughly enjoy food and still be healthy. In fact, I believe that to be fully healthy you have to eat amazing, delicious food. That includes Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately, I often hear clients telling me they need to give themselves…
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