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During coffee one morning, Rita said, “I wonder if I have a food problem.” She isn’t alone. You may be thinking the same. Here are 15 questions to ask yourself when it comes to food or eating problems: 1. Do […]

Holidays can prove to be challenging when it comes to fighting addictions. For those who struggle with food problems and binge eating, New Year’s Eve and day can prove most difficult. Food abounds and is the focus of celebration. Both […]

A few years ago, Mayor Bloomberg  created quite a stir in his efforts to regulate soda drinking in New York City. The idea was to regulate private citizens in terms of what they can or cannot eat in an effort to find a […]

Eat less, exercise more. That is the weight loss mantra, right? The role of exercise in weight loss is often misunderstood. The State of Texas knows this first hand. They spend 37 million dollars on grants to help children in […]

You want to lose weight and know what you need to eat. But does stress make it harder to actually make healthy food choices? Let’s say you are under stress at work. You have to pass a series of exams to get […]

When I wrote the chapter on Sex and Affection in my latest book, We Need to Talk, I referenced the infidelity site AshleyMadison.com. I couldn’t believe a website  promoted married dating. A a therapist, I know how devastating an affair […]

Losing weight seems to be a life long trial for so many of us. Let’s just say that getting on the scale is a sometimes depressing event. I know it is important to weigh yourself regularly in order to keep […]

It’s summer. We want to keep our weight down, but that constant parade of food in the office makes craving a dessert a little harder to resist. Or maybe you are taking dessert to that summer picnic. All that baking […]

We all know that the number on the scale isn’t suppose to define us, but that doesn’t stop us from thinking about how much we weigh on any given day. And the number often influences our mood. So how often should we weigh? […]

“I can’t believe he just broke up with me!” Renee is headed for the ice cream and about to engage in stress eating. Eating when stressed or when we need to relax or calm down is a bad habit. But we […]