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August 31, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Pandemic Taking Its Toll On Those With Eating Disorders

August 31, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Nine out of ten people with experience of eating disorders are dealing with profoundly negative impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A study from Northumbria University in the UK found that as well as affecting the general population around the world, the pandemic is causing additional and unique challenges for those experiencing eating disorders. [More]

June 8, 2014
by Eddins Counseling Group, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP

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What Triggers Emotional Overeating?

June 8, 2014 04:55 by Eddins Counseling Group, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP  [About the Author]

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Do you feel hijacked by urges to eat when you’re not hungry, mindless eating that leads to overeating, or cravings that you just don’t understand? It can be so frustrating and perhaps you feel like you have no idea why it’s happening. First of all, don’t beat yourself up, this is a complex issue! There can be many reasons behind why we eat emotionally or compulsively. [More]

April 14, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

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Obesity: The Emotional Connection

April 14, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

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One of the greatest ironies about human behavior is that deprivation and overindulgence often result in similar outcomes. Children who grow up without enough – food, love, structure and safety – often fill the void with food once it is available. Some of these people become obese over time, but even those who do not may overeat or misuse food for emotional reasons. Recent information from the Food Research and Action Center cites several studies that suggest that food insecurity (people who do not have enough food to eat on a regular basis) and overweight and/or obesity coexist in as many as 1/3 of women. [More]