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An Off Switch

A long time ago, I talked about sometime feeling as if my motivation had an on/off switch when I used to diet.  Unfortunately, it was always like someone or something else flicked that switch to the Off position and, just like that, my motivation disappeared.   356 more words

General Musings

Picking out the bad apples: debunking emotional eating myths

Emotional eating is a problem for many Americans in today’s high-stress and obesogenic culture. I have chosen to focus specifically on reducing emotional eating in female Cal Poly students because they are a group that is very susceptible to participating in this type of unhealthy eating behavior. 603 more words


"Modern Eating" Disorders

Most people have a general understanding of the two major eating disorders.  Anorexia is self-starvation and Bulimia is purging (vomiting) after you eat.  However, up to 50% of diagnoses of eating disorder, fall into another category, mostly referred to as (ENDOS) Eating disorder not otherwise specified. 1,045 more words


Before I Take That First Bite

Ahhhh, I feel like I’m white knuckling a roller coaster right now and all over eating something. For some reason I just cannot get getting some frozen yogurt out of my head! 237 more words

Chew-sing channels for success

The SocialMediaWorks program on CDC’s HealthCommWorks website recommended that I use Facebook, YouTube, and blogs as channels to promote my behavior change campaign to reduce emotional eating in female Cal Poly students. 151 more words


What's out there? A taste test of emotional eating literature

Emotional eating is a disordered eating pattern in which individuals eat in response to non-hunger cues such as stress, anxiety, depression, or boredom. This eating behavior is associated with several unfavorable consequences including weight gain, nausea, feelings of guilt, lowered self-esteem, and escalation into an eating disorder. 639 more words


Obsessive Food Chatter

You know that old statement that guys think about sex every ten seconds?  I have no idea if that’s actually true, but I’d like the people who think they figured that out to chart a similar study of how often people with eating disorders think about food.   366 more words

General Musings