Emotional Eating: 5 Tips For Overcoming Binge Eating

The temporary gratification from going on a binge has wreaked havoc on the healthy of millions of woman. Many binge eaters are so skilled, or unaware of the damage of their decisions, they can suffer in silence for years without ever receiving any professional assistance. Binge eating can be a form of obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD.  It can also be a symptom of food addiction, depression and is a key symptom of bulimia....more

5 Tips For Having Self-Control Over Your Eating Habits

What happens when food is more than food? What if food is your medicine or what helps you cope with life? Tantalizing meals and treats can take us on refreshing trips down memory lane or just away from reality.  This can feel like a blessing or a curse. While food may comfort us in the moment, be it because of boredom, depression, excitement, or loneliness, we are often just distracted from the larger issue at hand. Some people lose all sense of control when it comes to the intoxicating aromas and tastes creeping around kitchen corners or out of fast food bags....more

I Learned I Was Diabetic, and I Became a Binge Eater

Being at a healthy weight, no one really questioned my eating habits. I was the Sporty Spice of every group, so excessive eating was justified and even praised.  Through college I managed my healthy weight by keeping my routine of unwarranted eating and extreme exercise (my BMI was about 22). Luckily I love fruits and vegetables, but processed grains and starches were primary staples in my diet. (I couldn’t say no to a Pop-Tart.) ...more
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The Eating Disorder No One Knows About

Grieving the Loss of An Eating Disorder

You read about it in every Intro to Psychology textbook. Understanding it is suppose to offer some sort of comfort, I suppose, to those who have lost someone close to them. It attempts to lay out what's ahead of them, so they can try and understand their current feelings and help them brace for what emotions are to come. It also offers some sort of a "road map' for those close to the grieving - showing them how to act and what to expect as they try to navigate their friends through this hard time. It's the notion of the 5 Stages of Grief....more

Step away from the cake! 9 triggers of emotional eating + how to overcome them

It's 7pm. You just got home from work and you sit down in front of the TV and inhale an entire family sized block of chocolate. You didn't want to. You berate yourself afterwards. But the next day it happens again and it's really starting to p*ss you off. And now you believe your problem is with food....more

Why Did I Just Eat That??

"Mad Men" and Some Betty Draper Love

I’ve been watching “Mad Men” since the pilot, and I’ve been a huge fan from the start. As far as television dramas go, there’s none that have characters as compelling as this show does. If you are a fan, then you know – gorgeous, mysterious Don Draper, luscious, secretive Joan Holloway , tortured, under-appreciated Pete Campbell, brilliant, angry Peggy Olsen, entitled, suave Roger Sterling – and all the rest....more
I do have a soft spot for Betty! And I hope she comes back on top! I think it was the episode ...more

The Connection Between Eating Disorders and Postpartum Depression

Pregnancy brings on a lot of changes quickly -- both physical and mental. It's no surprise to me that women previously diagnosed with eating disorders are at a higher risk for postpartum depression, but recently Stephanie Zerwas of the University of North Carolina flipped it around and looked to see if women who came in for postpartum depression and anxiety had previously suffered from an eating disorder. Thirty-five percent of them had -- compared to seven or eight percent in the general population. Eating disorders, then, could be a risk factor for postpartum depression. ...more
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LITM's Evolution

My long time readers already know this story pretty well. But I thought it might be fun to have it all down in one concise place. Plus there are a lot of new readers that may be interested to know how it all began. ...more