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Identify Obsessive Overeating

Food brings pleasure. This is why we associate good feelings with holiday Christmas cookies, a birthday cake or a glass of wine with a friend. But for some, obsessive overeating is rooted in the need to amplify this pleasure – in a way that usually ends up being destructive to mental and emotional health. What …

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Hungry Or Just Bored? 5 Ways To Kick Your Cravings

Eating only when you’re hungry sounds like a simple enough plan, but boredom can sometimes get the best of us. Tips to Avoid Overeating To keep yourself from restlessly staring into the fridge, here are a few ways to mold healthy habits. Drink water. People often confuse sensations of hunger for thirst. If you’ve eaten …

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Control The Urge To Snack

Uncontrollable snacking is a habit many people don’t realize can be corrected by simple dietary and behavioral changes. In general, the urge to snack comes from poor eating habits or a lack of awareness about nutrient balance. Follow these tips to help turn snacking into a healthy, guilt-free experience. Eat protein When you’re hungry, it’s …

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Conquer Stress And Emotional Eating

Whether you’re happy, sad or somewhere in between, “feeding your feelings” can be a sign that you’re not dealing with stress appropriately. While it’s normal to sometimes use food to cheer yourself up, this can easily turn into a coping mechanism for people who are prone to eating disorders. “Emotional eating is eating for reasons …

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Stop Nighttime Eating Binges

Nighttime eating can be detrimental to digestion, weight loss and energy levels. In order to stop nighttime eating binges, it’s important to pay close attention to your daily eating habits and make appropriate behavioral and lifestyle changes that can assist your progress. Eat breakfast Eating breakfast can help to kick-start your metabolism and keep you …

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Stop Emotional Night Eating

By the end of the day, you’re tired, you’re tense, and you’re stressing about things that happened earlier, things you need to do tomorrow, or this weekend, or next week… These thoughts and feelings can be overwhelming, and many of us turn to food to silence our minds and comfort our hearts. But emotional night …

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How To Stop Binge Eating At Night

Hunger cravings are controlled by a variety of factors: hormones, habits, sights, smells and stress levels, to name a few. In order to stop craving food at night, it’s important to develop consistent and healthy eating habits during the day, while also paying attention to how you use food for reward, pleasure, punishment or comfort. …

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Five Tips For Avoiding Midnight Snacks

Midnight cravings are just one of many things that can ruin a diet. Often, snackers crave sugary or fatty foods in the middle of the night, which can really rack up calories. Here are five ways to avoid late night snacking. 1. Eat Plenty of Fiber Foods with high-fiber content don’t contain many calories, buy …

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What Is Rumination Disorder?

Rumination disorder is an eating disorder in which a person brings back up partially digested food, re-chews it and spits it out. This disorder generally occurs in infants and children. To be considered a disorder, this behavior must occur on a regular basis for at least one month. Symptoms Symptoms of rumination disorder often include …

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What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)?

Body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is a mental illness with features of an eating disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. As with an eating disorder, BDD involves a concern with body image. A person with BDD is often more concerned with a specific body part rather than the general weight or shape of their body. Generally, this …

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