You rolled around on the floor when you laughed and you never worried about whether you looked silly.
When you fell and skinned your knee, you wailed loudly and cried hot tears. You screamed in anger when your brother threw your favorite doll in the mud. [Read more…]
You might recall that heart hunger is often related to a need for nurturing and comfort. Right now I could use a little of both. [Read more…]
You’ve peeked into the refrigerator three times since lunch. You want something to eat but you can’t figure out what you want. [Read more…]
She told me, “On our family trip to Disneyland, I was determined to stay away from snack foods. But two hours into the first day, I’d already eaten a bunch of tortilla chips and a bag of caramel corn. [Read more…]
You knew you weren’t physically hungry. Instead, you just started wanting something to eat.
Marty works at a large corporation where the staff are constantly being pressured to make more contacts, increase their sales, and produce more revenue. The threat of layoffs has been hanging in the air for weeks. [Read more…]
So on my break, I’d walk to a nearby bakery and buy a couple of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.
It bothered me that I couldn’t break this habit. But no matter how hard I tried to resist, those cookies would occupy my thoughts until I got out to the bakery for my “fix.” [Read more…]
It’s not easy for me to do this because it reminds me of sadness in my life that never goes away completely. But as a way to help you understand emotional eating, I’m opening my heart to show you my own struggles toward a healthier relationship with food.
My journey began after nine years of silence, a time in which I never spoke of my personal pain, and instead used food to push my feelings far away. [Read more…]
He told me, “On Friday night, I planned to go to a movie, but when I got to the theater, the show was sold out. So I stopped at the video store on the way home and rented a movie instead.
It turned out to be horrible– not the slightest bit entertaining or enjoyable. But the evening wasn’t a total loss. I had my pint of Häagen-Dazs, so that became my fun.” [Read more…]
It starts innocently enough.
You open a box of Girl Scout cookies, planning to eat just a couple. An hour later, you realize you’ve finished off half the box.
Or perhaps at a party, you reach into a bowl of peanuts or M&M’s and quickly lose track of how many times you grab another handful. [Read more…]
I thought you’d like to see what other people said about this question, so here are some of the responses I got. [Read more…]