Posts in Healing Overeating
5 Ways to Outsmart Overeating this Winter

For chronic dieters and people who struggle with overeating, January can be a challenge. After the busy holiday season, leftover treats and "comfort foods" are everywhere. Many of us felt deprived when we abstained from the holiday buffet and guilty when we did indulge, leaving us more confused than ever about what to do next with our eating. After years -- or even decades -- of engaging in an annual cycle of deprivation, overeating and remorse (along with a few pounds of winter weight gain) mentally preparing ourselves for a new year and a new approach can make us feel like the Thanksgiving turkey: stuffed but unsatisfied.

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It's 3-o'clock. Do you Know Where your Feelings are?

Many people who struggle with overeating and "weight" concerns do not realize that the feelings (acknowledged or unacknowledged) that we experience at 3-o'clock can have an impact hours later... driving even the most motivated of us to the refrigerator for comfort.

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Are you ready to declare your independence from overeating?

Many of us are tired of being full. We are tired of harsh self-criticism, dissatisfaction with our bodies, and skepticism that we will ever be able to overcome our tendency to overeat and the powerlessness that we feel over food. You can learn the skills you need to end overeating and love yourself to better health. And it all starts with a daily practice of awareness and self-kindness.

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Perfectionism and People Pleasing -- The reasons we procrastinate are often rooted in our strengths

One of my favorite parts of my job is helping my clients to improve their time management, so that they can carve out more time for pleasure and being truly present in their lives. To improve performance in any area, time management included, we need to acknowledge and understand the obstacles. Despite considering myself to be a relatively accomplished person, I have struggled as mightily with time management as I have with food. Time management is now an ongoing area of personal development work for me. I have studied it and have incorporated what I have learned into my own daily practice (and it is a practice, rather than a destination). All of this is to say that, thanks to my own shortcomings in this area, I have a pretty clear understanding of the obstacles involved.

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Book Release: Helping Patients Outsmart Overeating: Psychological Strategies for Doctors and Health Care Providers and Discount Code!

I am delighted to report that my new book, Helping Patients Outsmart Overeating: Psychological Strategies for Doctors and Health Care Providers, was released this week. The book is co-authored with eating disorders therapist, 7-book author, and eating psychology expert Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed. Eating psychology is about the “how” and “why” of eating, rather than the “what,” and it helps us to understand the patterns of thought, emotion and belief that cause some of us to restrict calories, overeat, or alternate between dietary deprivation and mindless over-consumption. It is these patterns that often underlie what we ultimately recognize as weight gain, weight struggles and metabolic dysfunction. Understanding and addressing these patterns is an important step in healing overeating, chronic dieting, and weight cycling, and Helping Patients Outsmart Overeating seeks to help doctors, health care professionals and patients do exactly that.

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