Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you dreading what the holiday might do to your weight this week? Are you stressed about everything you need to do? Are you wishing that the season wouldn’t start so soon? If so, you’re not alone. But just a few tips can help you...
3 Steps to Build Your Own Emotional Eating Rescue Kit

3 Steps to Build Your Own Emotional Eating Rescue Kit

Reading Time: 3 minutes Emotional Eating can get triggered at any time of day or night. You get an upsetting phone call, text or email and suddenly you’re starving. You’re out to dinner with friends and you feel left out of the conversation and dessert...
Five Words To Zap Your Next Food Craving

Five Words To Zap Your Next Food Craving

“The next time an insatiable food craving hits…or you find yourself up late, on your own, preparing to binge while everyone else sleeps, remind yourself, loudly if you must, this one simple truth: IT’S NOT ABOUT THE FOOD.”Dr. Roger Gould...
How To Keep Weight Off For Life

How To Keep Weight Off For Life

“To lose weight and keep it off for life, you must change your lifestyle, not for two weeks, not for two months, not till you lose the weight, but forever. Until emotional eaters accept this, we will waffle, yo-yo, and continue to start something we have no...
How Long Do I Have to Wait to See Change?

How Long Do I Have to Wait to See Change?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Diets that promise results in thirty days usually get a lot of attention. They appeal to the part of us that wants instant gratification. We want results and we want them now. The problem with change is that it doesn’t ever happen fast...
Tips to Control an Urge to Binge

Tips to Control an Urge to Binge

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Dr. Gould, I am aware of how much I eat when I binge so I don’t know if printing the list out and reading it will really help me. I need more tips on how to control an urge to binge. I also tend to binge when I know I have a function...
The Key To Eating Sensibly Again

The Key To Eating Sensibly Again

“Understanding why you binge is the first step in reclaiming your ability to eat sensibly again. Merely dieting or calling on your willpower will have no effect…both fail to address the emotional reasons driving you to the fridge in the first...
Overeating: How to Avoid Falling Off the Wagon

Overeating: How to Avoid Falling Off the Wagon

Reading Time: 3 minutes Overeating is as commonplace as drinking bottled water. Portions are bigger in restaurants. We eat out all the time. Fattening foods are synonymous with good times. And it’s acceptable to bring a snack almost anywhere you go. We could...
Boredom and Emotional Eating

Boredom and Emotional Eating

Reading Time: 1 Dear Dr. Gould, I work out of the house. It appears most of my emotional eating comes when I take a break for a few minutes…I go to the kitchen, search for a quick fix, and usually grab something not that healthy, muffins, cookies, snacks and eat...