Fear of Weight Gain Is Like Being Stuck in a Finger Trap

Have you ever been pranked with a finger trap? If you're not familiar with them, here's a quick explanation... A finger trap is a cylindrical puzzle made from bamboo or paper. It traps a person's fingers (usually the index fingers) in both ends of the cylinder. Most people will try to pull their fingers...

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Why Distraction Won’t Help With Binge Eating and Emotional Overeating

Do you ever try to distract yourself from binge eating or emotional overeating? I've read a lot of blogs and articles on the internet about emotional eating and how to overcome it. I'm so pleased to see that there are many helpful resources available to people – I wish that had been the case when...

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Do you tell yourself that you're your own worst enemy? I hear that a lot, and in fact I used to say it myself, often. But I don't anymore, because I have another way of thinking about it. When you're telling yourself that you're your own worst enemy, what you're likely meaning is that you say you...

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Why People Struggle with Intuitive Eating and What to Do About It

The biggest reasons I see people struggling with Intuitive Eating is: fear of gaining weight, accepting that they have gained weight or fear that they won't lose any weight. In a world that is fatphobic, in a society where weight stigma is a very real (and very harmful) thing, in a system...

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Building Emotional Resilience to Eat Like a ‘Normal’ Person

Everyone eats emotionally from time to time - it's part of the human experience. 'Normal eaters' will sometimes eat to distract from disappointment, hurt or fear and they will also overeat while celebrating. However what they don't do, is feel guilty about it, or consistently eat to resist their emotions. Building...

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