Emotional Eating and the Sweet Spot of Discomfort

We eat to avoid discomfort. And then we feel discomfort having eaten more than our tummies are comfortable with. There's physical discomfort and psychological discomfort. So then we eat more to try to drown out the psychological discomfort, which adds to both the physical and psychological discomfort. And...

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Want to Improve Your Health?

It's January! It's a time of year where there is a big focus on resolutions, goals and ways to improve your health. One of the most common ways people think they can improve their health is by going on a diet. But I have to level with you: going on a diet should NOT be part of the goal to improve...

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New Year, New You?

Happy New Year! We have a cultural obsession with the New Year. It's used as an opportunity to reflect on what has passed, and what we want to create, acquire or let go of in the coming year. Truth be told, every day of the year brings such opportunities! However around the 1st of January, much of...

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How to Reduce Stress at the Festive Meal

The festive season can be a wonderful time of celebration, togetherness, fun, reflection and perhaps devotion. And yet they can also be a time fraught with triggers. the range and amounts of food on offer (some of which you can only get at this time of year, making it feel special, and like you...

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How to Reduce Food Anxiety Over the Holidays

If you're worrying about how you'll manage yourself around food over the holidays, you're not alone! This time of year is very stressful for many people even for those who don't have the added complication of a dysfunctional relationship with food. It's a busy time, with a lot going on socially. It's...

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