If you doubt the addictive powers of food, studies from two Yale researchers, Ashley Gearhardt and Kelly Brownell,  published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, are offering evidence that all "addictions" act on the same motivational system in the brain.  Whether it's heroin or Häagen-Dazs, your brain lights up in the same way.

If you doubt the addictive powers of food, studies from two Yale researchers, Ashley Gearhardt and Kelly Brownell, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, are offering evidence that all "addictions" act on the same motivational system in the brain. Whether it's heroin or Häagen-Dazs, your brain lights up in the same way.

How to spot binge eating disorder and what to know about it

How to spot binge eating disorder and what to know about it

An Instant Trick to Change Your Feelings and The Way You Eat

An Instant Trick to Change Your Feelings and The Way You Eat

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing entrepreneur, weightlifter and photographer James Clear. James has a blog where he writes extensively about habits: breaking bad habits, creating new ones, staying motivated, getting over procrastination, etc.  I stumbled on his blog about 6 weeks ago as I was researching habit-forming. Because I feel so strongly that by understanding the way our brains work and how we’ve “wired” them to turn to things like food on a regular basis (for various…

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing entrepreneur, weightlifter and photographer James Clear. James has a blog where he writes extensively about habits: breaking bad habits, creating new ones, staying motivated, getting over procrastination, etc. I stumbled on his blog about 6 weeks ago as I was researching habit-forming. Because I feel so strongly that by understanding the way our brains work and how we’ve “wired” them to turn to things like food on a regular basis (for various…

After reading Geneen Roth‘s book, Breaking Free From Emotional Eating, I was inspired. She outlined a philosophy of eating and living with food that I hadn’t heard before: allowing yourself to have what you want, as much as you want – and stopping the minute you didn’t truly want more.  But did it work?

After reading Geneen Roth‘s book, Breaking Free From Emotional Eating, I was inspired. She outlined a philosophy of eating and living with food that I hadn’t heard before: allowing yourself to have what you want, as much as you want – and stopping the minute you didn’t truly want more. But did it work?

When I find myself eating something when I’m not hungry, I know it’s an indication that something else is going on. My primal, “animal” brain is triggered, or I’m responding to habitual behavior that I’ve ingrained into my brain over time.  When I’m feeling on my game, life is good, things are great – I can easily say, “no, thank you” if offered food when I’m not hungry.  But then there comes a moment when I find myself eating when I know I’m not hungry.

When I find myself eating something when I’m not hungry, I know it’s an indication that something else is going on. My primal, “animal” brain is triggered, or I’m responding to habitual behavior that I’ve ingrained into my brain over time. When I’m feeling on my game, life is good, things are great – I can easily say, “no, thank you” if offered food when I’m not hungry. But then there comes a moment when I find myself eating when I know I’m not hungry.

I can definitely relate to not being able to maintain staying “present” for long and slipping back into my habits of binge eating or overeating.

I can definitely relate to not being able to maintain staying “present” for long and slipping back into my habits of binge eating or overeating.

The Breakthroughs That Led Me To Overcoming Binge Eating

The Breakthroughs That Led Me To Overcoming Binge Eating

What a Runner in 1954 Can Teach You About Binge Eating

What a Runner in 1954 Can Teach You About Binge Eating

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