By: Carlotta Robbins
Emotional eating is when we use food to deal with feelings instead of using food to satisfy hunger. We’ve all been there, finishing a whole bag of potato chips out of boredom or downing cookie after cookie while watching our favorite television shows. When done a lot – especially without realizing it – emotional eating can affect weight, health, and overall well-being.
Not many of us make the connection between eating and our feelings. But understanding what drives emotional eating can help people take steps to change it.
Carlotta Robbins has a Masters in Science with a concentration in psychotherapy dealing with weight, body image and self-esteem.
She is also certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists as a psychotherapist, and has worked closely with Professor Thomas Cash of Old Dominion University in his body image modification study.
Her focus is primarily on weight issues and more importantly those emotions and thoughts that lead to weight gain.
This comprehensive study of weight issues involves body image and our perception, imagination, emotions, and physical sensations of and about our bodies.
Above you can find her 3 part series on Mindful Eating which covers what it is, how it works and how it can be used both in a practice and for your everyday health.
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