Spoil Yourself

Spoil Yourself

How many of you have been taught not to spoil your appetite before dinner? I have come home weak with hunger, and yet waited patiently for my food to cook in order to not spoil my appetite—the result? I overate! I have learned that an important part to eating healthy is spoiling ones appetite before … Continue reading

Are Timeouts Always the Answer?

Are Timeouts Always the Answer?

Relationships has many ups and downs, but every couples handles their own unique snags differently. When angry some couple argue it out, others talk it out, and still others take a “timeout” approach to prevent things escalating negatively. I have always been a fan of harmony, and therefore when I angry/upset I tend to go … Continue reading

What Athletes Know about Recovery

What Athletes Know about Recovery

Famed NBA star Michael Jordan once said, “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you tun into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through i, or work around it”. We all face obstacles in our lives, but every now and again we may find ourselves facing … Continue reading

Valentines Day: Its Not About Chocolate

Valentines Day: Its Not About Chocolate

  Many people find themselves stuck in an unusual rut on Feb 14th. For those of us that are single, valentines day can often be a painfully obvious way of reminding us of our predicament. For those of us in relationships, valentines day can serve to stir up negative feelings ranging from resentment to depression … Continue reading

The Truth about “Me Time”

The Truth about “Me Time”

Have You Ever:  – Spent a wonderful evening after work with friends, but realized you still felt “rundown” once the evening ended? – Found yourself binging while on the phone with a close friend, even though you were enjoying the conversation? – Felt a need during a social time to binge, even if others were … Continue reading

Food Fantasies: Where Binges Start

Food Fantasies: Where Binges Start

Have you ever noticed how many times per day you think about food, even when you aren’t hungry? Fantasizing about food is so common to most people that they are unaware how often they daydream about food. Believe it or not, even thinking for a “second” about how good a certain food would taste can … Continue reading

Homework (Exercise 2)

Homework (Exercise 2)

                  The Five W’s of Binging (Exercise 2) Here is a quick, simple, and yet surprisingly effect exercise to pinpoint some hidden causes behind your emotional eating binges. Many of you are familiar with the Five W’s and have them already memorized, but if you don’t they are quite … Continue reading

Homework (Exercise 1)

Homework (Exercise 1)

Which is Best for You: Trigger Tactic or Allow All technique? 1. Time of Day A) Do you overeat at a specific time of day? B) Do you randomly binge (without a specific time pattern) 2. Entertainment A) Do you often notice you have been online, watching tv, or reading just before a binge? B) … Continue reading

Anatomy of a Binge

Anatomy of a Binge

When do you usually binge? In a short survey I noticed that most bingers choose the afternoon and evening hours for their binges. I thought about many possible reasons why people binge, and came to the conclusion that your reasons cannot be pinpointed by any survey nor report. You are a unique human being, but … Continue reading

Homework: Create 5 Daily “Happy” Habits

Homework: Create 5 Daily “Happy” Habits

Create 5 Daily “Happy” Habits One interesting aspect of binge/overeating is that the motivation behind over consumption oftentimes starts in our own minds. In our generation the tendency to push through our pain and stress is commonplace, but the negative effects of ignoring our internal need for joy can be devastating.  Sure, it may seem … Continue reading

The Danger of “Free Days”

The Danger of “Free Days”

How often have you heard that its important to have a “cheat day” or “free day” once weekly? Many people from nutritionists to celebrities praise the “free day” rule. The concept is that a person should eat healthy (or in other words “diet”) for 5-6 days at a time, and then once per week have … Continue reading

The Invisible Cage

The Invisible Cage

Do you ever feel stuck in a role that you feel is not supportive of your personal growth? Do you find yourself shrinking into the background when an alpha acting friend, family member, co-worker, or boss comes around? Many people do not realize their own power, and therefore willingly submit to serving others in their … Continue reading