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...
Frustrations in Marriage

Frustrations in Marriage

“Yes, there are frustrations in marriage. A successful life means you creatively adapt to your reality and turn every frustration into a challenge to be dealt with. You can adapt to, and grow from, your current reality. Or you can continue to suffer and remain...
Curing an Obsession with Food

Curing an Obsession with Food

Reading Time: 4 minutes Every time I see a new patient come into my office with a food obsession, I am reminded of how durable the obsession is, and how difficult it is for the person to see what is really going on. From a therapist’s perspective, what I am...
How Can I Motivate Myself?

How Can I Motivate Myself?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Dr. Gould, I have carried an extra 10 lbs of weight most of my adult life. It’s hard to reduce my meal size. Somehow, my mind reasons that, if my life is interesting enough I’ll eat less. Yet, no matter how interesting my life...
Emotional Eating Triggers

Emotional Eating Triggers

“Emotional eating triggers are usually based on a need to soothe emotional pain. Perhaps, then, the next time we see someone overweight, or don’t like what we see in the mirror, instead of saying, “There’s a person who eats too much,” we...