Why Do We Stress Eat?

Why do we stress eat? We’ve all heard the saying “comfort food”, but what does this really mean? Is food really comforting? Or is it just a psychological or emotional attachment? And why do we reach for the crackers, cookies and muffins when we’re feeling particularly stressed out? It turns out, there is pretty good…
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Body Neutrality on SheKnows.com

What do you think of the concept of body neutrality? How do you define it in your own words? I think the concept of body neutrality has its place. Just like every other movement, it started with someone feeling like the other labels didn’t apply to them, and therefore sought to create a label they…
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The Big Connection Between Stress and Weight Gain

1. Apart from stress eating, what mechanisms in the body might come into play when it comes to stress? Stress triggers our brain to tell us to overeat, and not broccoli and carrots – junk food. However, in addition to that, stress can have negative effects on our body outside of out tendency to overeat.…
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Learning To Finally Love Yourself

With Authority Magazine, Bianca Rodriguez Eliza Kingsford is a Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in body image, disordered eating, weight management and obesity. She has well over a decade of experience helping clients improve their relationship to themselves, to food and to their bodies. Eliza is intensely passionate about helping clients create new identities mentally, physically and…
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An Open Letter to the Mom Who Hates Me

A furious mom messaged me on Facebook this week. “How dare you promote weight loss for teens? My daughter has an eating disorder. She almost died and still struggles. This is serious stuff. You need to learn from experts about eating disorders and mental illness before encouraging weight loss for our precious children.” First, please…
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Exciting Changes and New Beginnings

So much has happened since the release of Brain-Powered Weight Loss in January of 2017. The corporate parent of Wellspring, the teen and young adult weight loss program that I had reinvented and led, shut its doors, giving me a wonderful opportunity to make fresh, new choices about my personal and professional direction. It has…
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