Tag Archives: overeating

Can’t stop eating no matter how hard you try

Eating is necessary. You’re supposed to eat. It’s against nature to stop eating. No wonder you can’t stop eating. You want to eat less and that’s pretty hard too. Does trying to eat less always make you end up eating even even more? You’re not alone and there are good reasons why that happens. Emotional, genetic, […]

Yesterday I ate too much and I’m paying the price

Yesterday was a nothing-special day. It wasn’t a holiday; I wasn’t invited to a party. It was a plain, old day and I don’t have a good reason for eating as much as I did. Worse than eating too much without a good reason, I ate too much stuff that didn’t even taste all that […]

The same instincts that allowed my ancestors to survive are killing me!

I, just as my ancestors thousands of years ago, was created to spend most of my time and energy seeking food. My ancestors might have luck finding some food and they couldn’t be picky. The available food might not be particularly palatable, but even though it didn’t taste very good it was important that they ate […]

Why must I get weighed to treat pinkeye?

I got ambushed by a scale. It was December 31st and that was even more scary than if it happened to me today. Today I have a few days of better eating behind me – more fruit and vegetables and fewer cookies, wayyyyyy fewer cookies. I got weighed and I worried if all my holiday […]

Behind Every Human Action there is a Positive Intent – Even Suicide

The nation is shocked and saddened by the apparent suicide death of comic genius, Robin Williams. Many people are asking, “why?” I don’t know the particulars, but I know why. Dying either gave Williams something he wanted and needed or it enabled him to escape an unbearable pain. Whatever prompted him to do what he […]

Emotional Eating Ruined My Diet! How to Quit Eating Because Something is Eating at You!

Angry! Sad! Elated! Confused! Bored! Anxious! Depressed! Joyful! Lonely! Emotions can be uncomfortable or a reason to celebrate. Food is used to regulate! Emotional eating is arguably the major reason for obesity and the swiftest way to end a successful diet. As a culture we have a habit of “stuffing our feelings.” We use food […]