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Mar, 2024

Nutritional Deficiencies and Emotional Cravings Addressing Hidden Hungers in Women Over 40

Cravings in women over 40 are often dismissed as emotional eating. Mood fluctuations during peri- and menopause are commonly blamed for seeking comfort in food; yet, a lack of essential nutrients could be another significant cause. When the body lacks specific nutrients, it triggers cravings to correct these imbalances. Acknowledging that these cravings may actually […]

Feb, 2024

Yoga and Emotional Balance: the Science Behind Stress Reduction and Decreased Emotional Eating

Stress and eating habits share a complex relationship. Stress depletes energy because the body uses up resources to handle the stressor. Consequently, the body seeks high-fat, high-sugar foods to replenish these depleted resources. With this energy boost, the body becomes more equipped to manage stress, and this results in a drop in cortisol levels. Yet, […]

Jan, 2024

Alcohol’s Hidden Role in Weight Gain

A staple in social gatherings and quiet evenings alike, alcohol is more than just a beverage that alters mood and behavior temporarily. It is a substance that carries a range of effects on the body, from increasing the body’s caloric intake to affecting hormones that support metabolism. These effects of alcohol are subtle in their […]

Dec, 2023

Neurological Pathways of Emotional Eating Rewiring the Brain Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that negative thoughts influence emotions, which then shape behaviors. This approach proves particularly effective for emotional eating, where irrational thoughts trigger strong emotions, which, in turn, leads to eating to suppress these emotions.

Dec, 2023

Journaling for Emotional Clarity Research-Based Benefits of Tracking Eating Patterns and Emotions

Journaling for emotional eating is an effective self-help strategy that combines the art of writing with psychological introspection. This blend makes it a structured yet flexible way to dissect and understand the link between thoughts, feelings, and food choices. By engaging with journaling, understanding its impact, and applying tailored strategies we can help unmask the […]

Oct, 2023

Social Support & Group Therapy Evidence on Why Peer Support Reduces Emotional Eating Triggers

When faced with emotional challenges or social pressures, some people turn to negative coping mechanisms like excessive drinking, smoking, or procrastination. Among these responses, some turn to food for comfort, a behavior commonly known as emotional eating. Group therapy, where people discuss their issues in a collective setting, offers a valuable method to address such behaviors. A subset of group therapy is support groups which provide emotional eaters a safe space to share, learn from each other, and heal. Understanding how these groups function and the many benefits they provide offers valuable insights into the world of healing and personal growth.

Oct, 2023

Mindful Eating: Understanding Complex Influences and Reacting to Hunger Cues

While our bodies communicate hunger through both physical and emotional signals, there are ways to hone your ability to recognize these cues. Mindful exercises, in particular, can help in this process.  Some of these exercises are hunger sensation meditation, body scanning, and journalling, all designed to increase your awareness of how your body feels. Read more to learn.

Oct, 2023

Hormonal Changes and Emotional Eating Understanding the Link between Menopause and Food Cravings

Menopause can reshape our relationship with food and make us more prone to emotional eating and less healthy choices. As hormones change and life evolves, many of us find solace in comfort foods due to a mix of hormonal and personal factors, each leaving its mark on how we view and consume food. Understanding the […]

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